A comprehensive treatment of the analysis and design of discrete-time control systems which provides agradualdevelopment of the theory by emphasizing basic concepts and avoiding highly mathematical arguments. The book features comprehensive treatment of pole placement, state observer design, and quadratic optimal control. FEATURES: In-depth discussions of selected topics (such as Z transform, and pole placement when the control signal was a vector quantity) have been moved tooptional Appendices. discusses in detail thetheoretical backgroundfor designing control systems. offers agreatly expanded treatment of the pole placement design with minimum-order observerby means of state space approach (Ch. 6) and polynomial equations approach (Ch. 7). features a new chapter on thepolynomial equations approachto the control systems design -- as an alternative to the design of control systems via pole placement with minimum-order observers. Includes the design ofmodel matching control systems. emphasizes the usefulness ofMATLABfor studying discrete-time control systems -- showing how to use MATLAB optimally to obtain numerical solutions that involve various types of vector-matrix operations, plotting response curves, and system design based on quadratic optimal control. presents many instructiveexamples and worked-out problemsthroughout the entire book.Katsuhiko Ogata is the author of 'Discrete-Time Control Systems (2nd Edition)', published 1995 under ISBN 9780130342812 and ISBN 0130342815.