This page collects the running examples for Feedback Systems as well as additional examples that have been contributed by the authors and others.
Feedback Systems contains a set of running examples that are used throughout the text. These examples have been chosen to span multiple application areas of feedback and control systems. The links below go to dedicated pages for each running example, where you can find a summary of the example and additional information beyond what is in the text.
- Atomic force microscope
- Balance systems - systems in which a mass is balanced above a pivot point (eg, vector thrust aircraft, Segway, inverted pendulum)
- Bicycle dynamics - how tilting a bicycle affects its motion and stability properties
- Cruise control - feedback system for maintaining the velocity of an automobile while driving
- Drug administration - compartment models used for modeling drug propagation in living organisms
- Operational amplifier - electronic circuits for implementing active filters
- Population dynamics
- Vehicle steering
- Web server admission control
In addition to the running examples above, additional examples have been collected for which there is selected material that might be useful to students and instructors. Most of the examples have been developed as part of courses taught using the book, but may not appear in the book itself
- Ball and beam system
- Delta-sigma converter
- Josephson junction
- Oscillator, spring-mass system
- Phase locked loop
- Traffic light controller
Examples from the literature
There are thousands of articles on the applications of control in engineering systems. We collect here a few of the more unusual ones, mainly based on suggestions from colleagues and readers of the book:
- Monetary policy and PID control, R. J. Hawkins, J. K. Speakes, D. E. Hamilton. Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 10(1):183-197, 2015.
- Control problems in online advertising and benefits of randomized bidding strategies, N. Klarsson. European Journal of Control, 30:31-49, 2016.
- See also Exercise: Popular articles about control*