System Dynamics PNIE
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 30th July 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6 x 4.2
Weight (kg): 1.66
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised
For junior-level courses in System Dynamics, offered in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering departments.
This text presents students with the basic theory and practice of system dynamics. It introduces the modeling of dynamic systems and response analysis of these systems, with an introduction to the analysis and design of control systems.
About the Author
Katsuhiko Ogata is a professor of engineering who was born in Tokyo , Japan ; on January 6 of 1925 . He earned a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1947. After receiving his degree, he spent three years as a research assistant at the Scientific Research Institute in Tokyo , followed by two years of industrial experience in Nippon Steel Tube Company, Japan. In 1952 he received a scholarship "Fulbright Travel Grant" to go to the United States and more advanced degrees. He earned a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1953, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of California , Berkeley in 1956.
Shortly after receiving his doctorate in 1956, he joined the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota to teach and do research in the field of control systems. While he maintains his tenure at the University of Minnesota, also taught control systems in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Yokohama National University , Japan, for a total of three years.
K. Ogata, has authored seven textbooks, three of which have been published in various editions. His philosophy of writing has been that university engineering students should not spend too much time in deriving or verifying mathematical equations in control engineering. So in his books includes all leads and necessary for the student to understand the material from books without problems with math tests. This approach was well accepted by the control community worldwide. As a result, most of his books were translated into other languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Polish, Korean, Chinese, Malay. To date, 20 foreign editions of his books have been published.