About the book | |

A thorough revision of the best-selling text on Process Dynamics and Control, the new edition features inclusion of the use of the digital computer in problem solving. The volume also contains seventeen fundamentals chapters. New end-of-chapter problems and examples have been added. PC-based software by Tutsim Products is packaged with the solutions manual. |

Table of contents | |

1 An Introductory Example Part I The Laplace Transform 2 The Laplace Transform 3 Inversion by Partial Fractions 4 Further Properties of Transforms Part II Linear Open-Loop System 5 Response of First-Order Systems 6 Physical Examples of First-Order Systems 7 Response of First-Order Systems in Series 8 Higher-Order Systems Second-Order and Transportation Lag Part III Linear Closed-Loop Systems 9 The Control System 10 Controllers and Final Control Elements 11 Block Diagram of a Chemical-Reactor Control System 12 Closed-Loop Transfer Functions 13 Transient Response of Simple Control Systems 14 Stability 15 Root Locus Part IV Frequency Responce 16 Introduction to Frequency Response 17 Control System Design by Frequency Response Part V Process Applications 18 Advanced Control Strategies 19 Controller Tuning and Process Identification 20 Control Valves 21 Theoretical Analysis of Complex Processes Part VI Sampled Data Control Systems 22 Sampling and Z-transforms. 23 Open-loop and Closed-loop Response 24 Stability 25 Modified Z-transforms 26 Sampled-Data Control of a First Order Process with Transport Lag 27 Design of Sampled-data Controllers Part VII State Space Methods 28 State Space Representation of Physical Systems 29 Transfer Function Matrix 30 Multivariable Control Part VIII Nonlinear Control 31 Examples of Nonlinear Systems 32 Methods of Phase Plane Analysis 33 The Describing Function Method Part IX Computers in Process Control 34 Digital Computer Simulation of Control Systems 35 Microprocessor-Based Controllers and Distributed Control |