DescriptionThis is the first practical treatment of the design and application of feedback control of computing systems. MATLAB files for the solution of problems and case studies accompany the text throughout. The book discusses information technology examples, such as maximizing the efficiency of Lotus Notes.
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.
"The book is intensely practical…interesting and useful…" (Computing Reviews.com, January 10, 2005)