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Introducing a state variable description of a system

  • Jacqueline Wilkie
  • Michael Johnson
  • Reza Katebi
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Abstract

Although the representation of systems in terms of transfer functions is a very convenient way to describe control systems and their individual components, there is an alternative form for writing the system model. This common alternative is referred to as a state variable representation of the system. There are some advantages and disadvantages of using either transfer function or state variable representation; however, to appreciate the differences we must first learn what a state variable is and how to use state variable notation.

Keywords

State Space Model Transfer Function Model State Space System Transfer Function Matrix State Variable Model 
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© Jacqueline Wilkie, Michael Johnson and Reza Katebi 2002

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  • Jacqueline Wilkie
  • Michael Johnson
  • Reza Katebi

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