About the book

S.Skogestad and I.Postlethwaite, Multivariable feedback control - Analysis and design, 2nd Edition, Wiley, 2005, 592 pages.

The book focuses on the applications and practical aspects of robust control techniques. Giving the reader a rigorous, yet easily readable, introduction to the analysis and design of multivariable feedback systems, it provides insights which are invaluable when designing or tuning any control system.

Taking into account the latest developments in the field, this fully revised and updated second edition:

Multivariable Feedback Control: Analysis and Design, is an excellent resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses studying multivariable control. It is also an invaluable tool for engineers who want to understand multivariable control, its limitations, and how it can be applied in practice. The analysis techniques and the material on control structure design should prove very useful in the new emerging area of systems biology.

The prerequisites for reading this book are an introductory course in classical single-input single-output (SISO) control and some elementary knowledge of matrices and linear algebra. It is also helpful with background in system theory.

Parts of the book can be studied alone, and provide an appropriate background for a number of linear control courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels: classical loop-shaping control, an introduction to multivariable control, advanced multivariable control, robust control, controller design, control structure design and controllability analysis.

Sigurd Skogestad is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, and Ian Postlethwaite is Professor of Engineering at the University of Leicester in England. More information is available on the books home page; see http://www.nt.ntnu.no/users/skoge/book


A detailed table of contents

A little about the individual chapters