System Dynamics
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System Dynamics, 3/e

William J. Palm III, University of Rhode Island

ISBN: 0073398063
Copyright year: 2014

Feature Summary

New features

  • Users requested earlier coverage of Laplace transform methods and this is now in Chapter 2.
  • Rigid body dynamics, formerly in Chapter 2, is now covered in Chapter 3 to place it closer to coverage of elastic and damping elements in Chapter 4.
  • Chapter 5 now includes block diagram methods to tie these methods closer to the introduction to Simulink in that chapter.
  • Chapter 7, which covers fluid and thermal systems in a unified manner, now includes more coverage of nonlinear fluid systems and linearization techniques.
  • Many new homework problems have been added and answers for many of the problems are now given in the text.

Retained/hallmark features

  • Chapter 1 is an introduction to the concepts of system dynamics.
  • Up-to-date coverage of MATLAB® begins in the second chapter and continues throughout the book as an optional feature.
  • Chapter 6 treats electromechanical systems and is distinguished by its coverage of op amp applications and methods for motor performance evaluation.
  • Chapters 8 and 9 deal with additional methods for analyzing system response in the frequency and time domains.
  • Chapter 10 introduces control theory. Chapters 11 and 12 focus on control system design issues and compensator design while providing additional in-depth examples of control system applications.
  • Chapter 13, the final chapter, applies the basic principles of system dynamics to the design of vibration isolators and vibration absorbers. The chapter also discusses modes of vibrating systems and nonlinear vibration.
  • Extensive examples of practical applications, praised by users of previous editions, are covered throughout the text.
  • The typeset instructor's manual has detailed solutions to every problem.

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