Physical description 
xviii, 405 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311337) and indexes. 
Contents 
pt. 1. On control systems classic fundamentals. Introduction  Control systems  System regimes  Transfer function matrix G (s) pt. 2. Novel system fundamental: full transfer function matrix F (s). Problem statement  Nondegenerate matrices Full transfer function matri F (s)  pt. 3. Novel control theories: tracking and trackability. Tracking theory  Trackability theory  pt. 4. Novel tracking control synthesis. Linear tracking control (LITC)  Lyapunov tracking control (LTC)  Natural tracking control (NTC)  NTC versus LTC  pt. 5. Conclusion. On F (s)  On tracking and trackability  On tracking control  Recommendation  pt. 6. Appendixes. A. Notation  B. From IO system to ISO system  C. From ISO system to IO System  D. Proof of theorem 64  E. Proof of theorem 67  F. Proof of theorem 72  G. Proof of theorem 91  H. Proof of theorem 102 (Basic lLemma)  I. Proof of theorem 116  J. Proof of theorem 142  K. Proof of theorem 145  L. Proof of theorem 149. 
Summary 
"The book addresses its content to control and systems science and engineering professors, researchers, Ph. D. and graduate students, designers, as well as to applied mathematicians and researchers and engineers dealing with dynamics and linear mathematical modeling of technical plants and processes. The primary purpose of control is to force the behavior in an unpredictable environment (under the actions of unknown and possibly immeasurable disturbances and unpredictable, hence most probably nonzero, initial conditions). This means that a kind of tracking is the key property that should characterize the control system. Surprisingly, the tracking theory has not been well developed. It is the stability theory that has been dominating. However, stability and tracking are mutually independent. The book sets up the fundamentals of the tracking theory for the control systems. Various tracking properties defined in the book express different tracking qualities" Provided by publisher. 
Subject 
Production control.


Linear control systems.


Automatic tracking.

ISBN 
9781466587519 (hardback) 

1466587512 (hardback) 
