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5.0 out of 5 stars Great clarity and clear explanations throughout this volume, 22 May 2013
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ab..c (england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Control System Design and Simulation (Paperback)
*Physical

This book is very well bound and the size of the text and graphs is designed to consider those of us that wear glasses.

*Diploma, Undergraduate, Graduate?

This book is so well written that it could be applied to an upper year H.N.D or 1st - 2nd year undergraduate
introductory Control studies. In fact (i.m.h.o) I would recommended reading this before any other recommended volumes
that's on your syllabus to read. I recall that at the time I showed this book to a Chinese Professor of Control Engineering, he seemed
enthusiastic about this volume.

*Teaching Style

It teaches the physical properties of Control Engineering in such a way its a great deal easier to grasp and absorb what is going on
if this or that happens, than in some other books. In other words it patches weak areas and in a way
this has been a real privilege to read and even enjoy reading it.

The math topics cover the areas which require calculations using 's' and 'z'. Frankly, its one of the clearest books using these
dependent variables I have ever had the pleasure to reread through.

* Summary

Yes the book is from the early 1990's. So it may very well be out-of-date in some areas. Such as the advertised accompanying software
may be on a 5" floppy, and require a 16 - bit DOS environment to function, so may not be technically compatible with your modern computer.
And anyway, its been a while since the accompanying floppy was created that its magnetic properties may now mean its unreadable,
even if you found a compatible, say 'Windows 3.1 / 95 / 98*' PC. However, the descriptions are SO clear its bound to be some help with fundamental's
within Control studies.

Although I have attempted to run this software within a Windows 8 environment and made no headway ( Windows 8.* is incompatible with 16 bit DOS );
even by application of both 'Run Programmes Made for a Previous Version of Windows', and installing 'Hyper V' - Dos Virtual Machines.
I think this may run if tried with Windows 7; as Windows 7 has MUCH broader application support reputation for legacy software.

And the price this book is currently being sold for is either bargain or a mistake!
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5.0 out of 5 stars CODAS a must use resource, 28 Sept. 2011
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Mr. Paul H. Brinklow "Paul" (Camberley, Surrey. UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Control System Design and Simulation (Paperback)
I have used CODAS (book and software) for teaching Control Systems theory and practice.

The speedy graphical plots are very informative and would take ages using the old chalk and talk methods.

In particular the students can be using most of the functions in the first 40 min intro lesson after my demo projected on white screen.

If you need to learn Time domain, Frequency analysis, Bode, Nyquist, Nichols, Non-linear, phase plane, z-transforms (at a press of a button) etc this is the learning tool to use - any problems just e-mail me for lesson guides etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this book is really wonderfull for designing purpose, 21 Nov. 2000
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This review is from: Control System Design and Simulation (Paperback)
it is very useful for the simulation of different systems . Aplications are nicely given.
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