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"There are three words that characterize this work: thoroughness, completeness and clarity. The authors are congratulated for taking the time to write an excellent linear systems textbook! …The authors have used their mastery of the subject to produce a textbook that very effectively presents the theory of linear systems as it has evolved over the last thirty years. The result is a comprehensive, complete and clear exposition that serves as an excellent foundation for more advanced topics in system theory and control."—IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

"In assessing the present book as a potential textbook for our first graduate linear systems course, I find...[that] Antsaklis and Michel have contributed an expertly written and high quality textbook to the field and are to be congratulated…. Because of its mathematical sophistication and completeness the present book is highly recommended for use, both as a textbook as well as a reference."—Automatica

"As the title indicates, the emphasis is on linear systems.… Coverage of the material on polynomial matrix descriptions is omitted in many linear systems courses, but its inclusion in the present book is a positive feature. Strong features of the book are: the mathematical details are carefully developed, while providing engineering general motivation for the development [of the theory]; numerous historical notes are provided, there are numerous end of chapter exercises, and there is a useful appendix on numerical considerations.… In summary, it is good to have this new version of the book by Antsaklis and Michel as an available part of the literature that treats fundamental mathematical aspects of linear systems. It should be a strong contender as a textbook for first year graduate engineering courses on linear systems and it should serve as a valuable reference on linear systems for a wide audience.—Mathematical Reviews

"There exist many good books on linear systems…. Among them the book by P.J. Antsaklis and A.M. Michel occupies a special place. It is an interesting and original introduction to modern control systems theory. It contains also many interesting problems from advanced systems theory. According to the authors the primary aim of the book is…‘to provide an understanding of these fundamentals by emphasizing mathematical descriptions of systems and their properties. Our goal was to clearly present the fundamental concepts of system theory in a self-contained text.’ The goal was reached and performed by the authors in an excellent way….

At the end of each chapter basic references are given and many interesting examples are included to clarify the material of the chapter. The exercises introduce additional concepts and results giving additional insight [into] the material. This is an interesting, original, and excellent textbook. It can be recommended for first-year graduate students and advanced undergraduates in electrical engineering, electronics, and mechatronics who are interested in control system and signal processing."—Control and Cybernetics

"As the title indicates, the emphasis is on linear systems. The book is intended as a textbook for first year graduate students in engineering, but it should be of interest as a reference to a wider audience. … In fact, most course instructors are likely to appreciate the emphasis on the mathematical aspects of linear systems. In summary, it is good to have this new version of the book … . it should serve as a valuable reference on linear systems for a wide audience." (N. Harris McClamroch, MathSciNet, Issue 2006 k)

"The book … aiming to provide a textbook for first-year graduate and senior undergraduate students. … Numerous examples are given to illustrate the concepts and techniques covered in the book. … This book is an excellent addition to existing textbooks on linear systems theory. … The book is clearly written, and its presentation is transparent and smooth. It is an excellent textbook for a one-semester first-year graduate-level course on linear systems theory. … The book is also a useful reference for researchers and engineering practitioners." (Lihua Xie, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, August, 2009)

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Depth of coverage-Students will obtain a firm foundation in linear systems because of this text's rigorous development of classic and contemporary topics, thus allowing for further study of systems and control.
Breadth of coverage-Time-invariant systems (continuous and discrete-time) are emphasized throughout the book, while time-varying systems (continuous and discrete-time) are covered primarily in Chapters 1-3. Non-linear aspects and linearization are also covered in Chapters 1-6. This broad coverage allows students to learn the advantages and limitations of linear systems.
Organization of material-The text's organization allows for greater flexibility in teaching the material. Time-invariant systems can be studied independently of the time-varying case while continuous-time and discrete-time systems can also be studied independently.
Extensive coverage of stability and polynomial matrix/fractional representation-By learning this material, students will be prepared for further study in linear and non-linear feedback control. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Linear Systems by Antsaklis 15 Feb 2007
By Richard Charles Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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The Printing of the book looks as if it was made on a copy machine such that the typeface is a little fuzzy. Other than the printing, the authorship of the book is well done with many theorems and proofs. This book is recommended for graduate students or anyone in academia. Practicing engineers will find it useful only if one can understand and appreciate such rigorous theory.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Good reference, horrible text book 7 Oct 2006
By BlueMandelbrot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is definitely not well suited for use in a college engineering course. It is simply much too terse and does not present key concepts or ideas efficiently. I did myself a favor and bought Linear System Theory and Design by Chi-Tsong Chen, which is actually a surprisingly readable book. This book is not readable as a text book, I would recommend using it only as a reference.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good book.... 19 Jan 2012
By Bhaskar Ramasubramanian - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Linear Systems by Antsaklis/ Michel is a comprehensive book on the subject. The best thing about the book is that it does not make too many presumptions about the background of the reader and starts with a detailed introduction to mathematical preliminaries before moving on to the heart of the subject. Proofs are given in detail, and the concurrent treatment of continuous and discrete time systems helps. The only negative point is the fact that no applications are stated in detail. However, the exercise problems contain a variety of them to satiate the inquisitive reader. A must have!
A thorough and rigorous treatment on linear systems theory 24 July 2013
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This is a classic book. Although I did not read through this book, I used it as a reference when I was teaching myself linear systems theory. I very much appreciated its completeness in content and its mathematical rigor. Although the text can be overall challenging, but it develops the theory in detail and step by step -- so you won't get lost if you are determined to devote yourself to it and do not spare spending time. At the end of each chapter, the authors also shortlists some classic literature relevant to the content of that chapter. The reference lists also serve as a very good source for further reading. I recommend any serious person in dealing with systems and control to get this book.
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