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The Essentials of Linear State-Space Systems

The Essentials of Linear State-Space Systems

J. Dwight Aplevich

ISBN: 978-0-471-24133-1

Jul 1999

320 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Through its presentation of the essentials, this text is briefer than some and has been carefully edited and designed to meet the specific needs of a one-semester course at the appropriate level for a Senior.

Following extensive student testing for readability and understandability, examples have been intermixed with the theory throughout the book to introduce, motivate, and extend the main text. Although readability is emphasized, proofs are provided to promote logical thinking. Finally, the author's conversational style holds the reader's interest while exploring several important topics that traditionally have been reserved for graduate courses. The result is that students can apply theory that is sometimes a sterile subject in other courses, and can hit the ground running in advanced courses in feedback control design, dynamics of power systems, communications, and signal processing.

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Solution of State-Space Equations.

Transform Methods.

Writing State-Space Equations.

Matrices Over a Field.

Vector Spaces.

Similarity Transformations.


Minimality via Similarity Transformations.

Poles and Zeros.



" excellent collection of examples...a good addition to the field of linear systems..." (Int Jnl of Robust & Nonlinear Control, May 2002)
  • Designed to thoroughly teach the essentials of the topic without being encyclopedic.
  • Examples to explain, motivate, and challenge. Aplevich provides numerous examples to assist the student and allow the instructor to tailor course coverage.
  • Carefully designed for brevity and conciseness of a one semester course.
  • Conversational writing style that holds the students interest.