Feedback Control of Computing Systems
September 2004, Wiley-IEEE Press
This book results from the authors' research into the use of control theory to model and control computing systems. This has important implications to the way engineers and researchers approach different resource management problems. This guide is well suited for professionals and researchers in information technology and computer science.
PART I: BACKGROUND.
1. Introduction and Overview.
PART II: SYSTEM MODELING.
2. Model Construction.
3. Z-Transforms and Transfer Functions.
4. System Modeling with Block Diagrams.
5. First-Order Systems.
6. Higher-Order Systems.
7. State-Space Models.
PART III: CONTROL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN.
8. Proportional Control.
9. PID Controllers.
10. State-Space Feedback Control.
11. Advanced Topics.
Appendix A: Mathematical Notation.
Appendix B: Acronyms.
Appendix C: Key Results.
Appendix D: Essentials of Linear Algebra.
Appendix E: MATLAB Basics.
DAWN M. TILBURY is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan.
"The book is intensely practical…interesting and useful…" (Computing Reviews.com, January 10, 2005)