Linear systems theory plays a broad and fundamental role in electrical, mechanical, chemical and aerospace engineering, communications, and signal processing. A thorugh introduction to systems theory with emphasis on control is presented in this self-contained textbook.
The book examines the fundamental properties that govern the behavior of systems by developing their mathematical description. Linear time-invariant, time-varying, continuous-time, and discrete-time systems are covered. Rigorous development of classic and contemporary topics in linear systems, as well as extensive coverage of stability and polynomial matrix/fractional representation, provide the necessary foundation for further study of systems and control.
Linear Systems is written as a textbook for a challenging one-semester graduate course; a solutions manual is available to instructors upon adoption of the text. The book`s flexible coverage and self-contained presentation also make it an excellent reference guide or self-study manual.
For a treatment of linear systems that focuses primarily on the time-invariant case using streamlined presentation of the material with less formal and more intuitive proofs see the author`s companion book entitled A Linear Systems Primer.