System Dynamics

An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers

  • Karl A. Seeler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 661-667

About this book


This essential textbook takes the student from the initial steps in modeling a dynamic system through development of the mathematical models needed for feedback control.  The generously-illustrated, student-friendly text focuses on fundamental theoretical development rather than the application of commercial software.  Practical details of machine design are included to motivate the non-mathematically inclined student.

This book also:

Emphasizes the linear graph method for modeling dynamic systems

Offers a systematic approach for creating an engineering model, extracting information, and formulating mathematical analyses

Adopts a unifying theme of power flow as the dynamic agent that eases analysis of hybrid systems, such as machinery

Presents differential equations as dynamic operators and stresses input/output relationships

Introduces Mathcad and programming in MATLAB

Allows for use of Open Source Computational Software (R or C)

Features over 1000 illustrations


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Authors and affiliations

  • Karl A. Seeler
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringLafayette CollegeEastonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9151-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9152-1
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