Concepts of “State” in Introductory Control Education

  • D. M. Auslander


The concept of “state” as used in control engineering is powerful and unifying. The thesis of this essay, however, is that contemporary control problems extend well beyond the scope of what is now traditional feedback control education and that state concepts should be more broadly interpreted at the introductory educational level. This would give practicing engineers much better tools and insight for dealing with the complexities of modern machine control.


Feedback Control Programmable Logic Controller Machine Control Integrate Controller Embed System Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Auslander
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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