The Development of modern Optimal and robust control theory in the last thirty years calls for significant change in the teaching of classic control. It is the authors' goal to integrate the modern optimal and robust control theory into classical control theory using tools already available from the context of classic control. This book represents the authors' first attempt towards this challenging goal. The book includes a significant portion of the well-known classical control material, albeit with some twists and extensions whenever appropriate in consideration of recent developments and the available modern computational tools. There is significant coverage on some nontraditional topics such as Two-degree-of-freedom control Kharitonov robust stability results of polynomials Performance limitations due to non-minimum phase zeros Overshoot and undershoot and their relations with poles/zeros locations Routh table method for computing 2-norm Visualizing frequency responses from the Riemann sphere Modern optimal and robust control using classical tools The book includes the following chapters: Modeling and simulation Stability and stabilization Time domain analysis Root locus method Frequency domain analysis Classical design in frequency domain Performance and robustness Optimal and robust controlQiu, Li is the author of 'Introduction to Feedback Control', published 2009 under ISBN 9780132353960 and ISBN 0132353962.