Addressed not only to students but also to professional engineers and scientists, this volume introduces state-space methods for direct application to control system design, in addition to providing background for reading the periodical literature. Topics include feedback control; state-space representation of dynamic systems and dynamics of linear systems; frequency-domain analysis; controllability and observability; and shaping the dynamic response. Additional subjects encompass linear observers; compensator design by the separation principle; linear, quadratic optimum control; random processes; and Kalman filters. Concrete examples of representative applications are woven into the fabric of the text and the homework problems. 1986 ed.Bernard Friedland is the author of 'Control System Design: An Introduction to State-Space Methods (Dover Books on Electrical Engineering)', published 2005 under ISBN 9780486442785 and ISBN 0486442780.