Preface. Measurement systems. Instrumentation systems elements. Instrumentation case studies. Control Systems. Process controllers. Correction elements. PLC systems. Systems. Transfer function. Systems response. Frequency response. Nyquist diagrams. Controllers. Appendices: Errors. Differential equations. Laplace transform. Answers. Index.
* Assumes minimal prior mathematical knowledge, creating a highly accessible student-centred text * Problems, case studies and applications included throughout, with a full set of answers at the back of the book, to aid student learning, and place theory in real-world engineering contexts * Companion website features an Instructors Manual to download, and additional teaching resources
W. Bolton has worked in industry, as well as academia as a senior lecturer in a College of Technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, adviser on British Government Aid project to Brazil on technical education, UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council, now retired. He has written many engineering textbooks including: Mechatronics 4th ed., Engineering Science 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science 2nd ed., Mechanical Science 3rd ed., Instrumentation and Control Systems.
"The author has done a great job in condensing fundamental control theory into a practical text suitable for undergraduate studies in engineering.The book is interesting because the author not only details the fundamentals behind the operation but also shows how these devices are used in real applications." - IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Dec. 2005