Control Theory, 2nd edition by J. R. Leigh

By J. R. Leigh

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Linear systems have no such constraints and hence linear control theory can never deal satisfactorily with the inevitable boundedness of all real control actions. 11 A typical interest rate profile resulting from the Chancellor’s actions We now return to the main theme of practical feedback control. We recall that the approach has the considerable merit that it offers exact control of vaguely specified and possibly changing mechanisms, using quite loosely specified control actions. The underlying rough idea is that the action in the control loop keeps on increasing/decreasing to whatever level is needed to make the error zero.

1 Feedback loops: further discussion In automatic control a device called a controller issues commands that are physically connected to a process with the intention to influence the behaviour of the process in a particular way. The commands that will be issued by the controller in a particular set of circumstances are completely determined by the designer of the controller. Thus, automatic control can be seen to be completely pre-determined at the design stage. The controller may be driven by time alone or it may be driven in a more complex way by a combination of signals.

Clearly y(0+ ) will be different from y(0− ) only when there is a discontinuity at the origin. Such a situation occurs for instance in calculating the step response of a system containing a differentiator. The difficulty can sometimes but not always be overcome by exercising common sense. (ii) A rigorous examination of the Laplace mechanism applied to a delta function unearths problems again due to the 0− , 0+ phenomenon. Taking the phenomenon rigorously into account shows that L{δ(t)} = 0, rather inconveniently, compared with L{δ(t)} = 1, that we universally use.

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