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Pablo A. Iglesias and Brian P. Ingalls

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013345

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013345.001.0001

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A Primer on Control Engineering

A Primer on Control Engineering

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(p.1) 1 A Primer on Control Engineering
Source:
Control Theory and Systems Biology
Author(s):

Brian P. Ingalls

Pablo A. Iglesias

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013345.003.0001

This chapter addresses the main concepts in this book from dynamical systems and control theory, introducing ordinary differential equation-based modeling, which should allow theoretically inclined life scientists to follow the rest of the volume. It considers the stability of the equilibrium of the nonlinear system. It states that the qualitative behavior of two-dimensional systems changes as the parameter values shift. It also demonstrates the use of feedback control for control theory. Then, it describes how controllability and observability are important for control engineering.

Keywords:   control engineering, dynamical systems, control theory, ordinary differential equation, nonlinear system, two-dimensional systems, controllability, observability

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