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Control Systems Engineering, 7th Edition

Norman S. Nise

ISBN: 978-1-118-96357-9 December 2014 936 Pages


Control Systems Engineering, 7th Edition has become the top selling text for this course. It takes a practical approach, presenting clear and complete explanations. Real world examples demonstrate the analysis and design process, while helpful skill assessment exercises, numerous in-chapter examples, review  questions and problems reinforce key concepts. A new progressive problem, a solar energy  parabolic trough collector, is featured at the end of each chapter. This edition also includes  Hardware Interface Laboratory experiments for use on the MyDAQ platform from National Instruments. A tutorial for MyDAQ is included as Appendix D.

Related Resources

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Modeling in the Frequency Domain

Chapter 3. Modeling in the Time Domain

Chapter 4. Time Response

Chapter 5. Reduction of Multiple Subsystems

Chapter 6. Stability

Chapter 7. Steady-State Errors

Chapter 8. Root Locus Techniques

Chapter 9. Design via Root Locus

Chapter 10. Frequency Response Techniques

Chapter 11. Design via Frequency Response

Chapter 12. Design via State Space

Chapter 13. Digital Control Systems



Answers to Selected Problems.



  • 20% new end-of-chapter problems that highlight biomedical, robotics, or other engineering applications, including a new progressive analysis and design problem – a solar energy parabolic trough collector.
  • Greater emphasis on computer-aided analysis and design, including MATLAB®, LabVIEW®, and Simulink®. Simulink® has been updated to Simulink 8.1 and a new section has been added: Using Simulink for control system design.
  • Hardware Interface Laboratory experiments have been added to certain chapters. These experiments use National Instrument’s myDAQ® to interface your computer to actual hardware to test control system principles in the real-world.
  • Accessibly written. Nise is noted for his clear writing and accessible presentation.
  • Design Emphasis. Students are encouraged to go beyond a plug-and-chug approach through the use of design problems, progressive analysis and design problems, and examples and problems related to the case studies.
  • Real-world case studies. The case studies (an autonomous submersible vehicle and an antenna position control system) are built up gradually throughout the chapters to demonstrate the analysis and design process.
  • Strong learning-by-example pedagogical approach. Skill-assessment exercises demonstrate step-by-step techniques to solve most problems; cyber exploration labs show how to apply popular software tools (MATLAB®, LabVIEW®, and Simulink) to control engineering problems.
  • Clearly ties mathematics to physical reality.  Students can comprehend how theoretical concepts connect to actual system dynamics.