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  • Hardcover: 944 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 6 edition (Dec 14 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780470547564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470547564
  • ASIN: 0470547561
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 21 x 4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #85,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ti Kyrts on July 29 2013
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Seller failed to mention that this was the international edition. Ended up costing me 8% of my grade because values are different in the international edition. Doesn't say it anywhere on the cover just on the third title page. ISBN's do not match.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Worthless July 4 2011
By EngStudent - Published on
Format: Hardcover
As a student perhaps i have a different perspective from others who have reviewed this book. I own several other controls books and am not impressed by this one. The author has a way or taking straightforward ideas and drawing them out in ways that make them hard to grasp. For the $185 dollars i paid for this book i would expect information presented in a clear way that makes a serious attempt at teaching. Sadly, i find myself consulting Wikipedia or other free resources before this book when i have a problem. Sometimes it seems textbook authors feel like they must present material in hard abstruse ways to be taken seriously. Not worth the money.

I think that professors look at this book and say "this is great. It contains everything i want to teach". Students look at this book and say "I have no idea what this book is trying to tell me". The difference is that the professors already know the material while the students are trying to learn it for the first time.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Good text for a difficult subject April 1 2013
By David R. Mikesell - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I have taught Control Systems to undergraduate mechanical engineers for the past six years. Three years ago I switched from "Modern Control Systems" by Dorf & Bishop to the Nise text, and I have not regretted it.

* The Nise text has averaged 4.0/5 in student end-of-term feedback. Dorf & Bishop averaged 3.4/5. Departmental average result for texts in all courses is 3.1/5.

* I really appreciate Nise's efforts to integrate previous chapters' concepts into homework problems so that students see how the material builds upon itself and they retain better through the repetition. (You don't have to select these problems, however -- not all of them are like this. There are *many* problems to choose from.)

* Answer key solutions are generally correct.

Things holding me back from a 5-star rating:
* Explanations are not as clear or concise as possible sometimes. For instance, I liked the Type Number analysis (for steady-state error) better in Dorf & Bishop. The summarizing table in Nise has too many columns and is unnecessarily confusing.

* The system dynamics problems in chapter 2 are way too hard for a student's introduction to that material. He needs to add about 6-8 easier 1DOF problems at the beginning of the problem set before throwing multiple masses, gears, etc. into the mix.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Very Clear Book Feb. 14 2012
By John Culbertson - Published on
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I ordered this as a supplement to my upper division mechanical feedback controls class and was very pleased. This book is very readable and after getting it was able to work through the first hundred or so pages with ease. Readability is the number one factor I look for in a text and I was pleased with this one. There were a few minor errors in some of the examples, which I was surprised to see given the that this book is in its 6th edition.

Over all, great book, the best of three that I have used. Highly recommended
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good book for hard class Dec 30 2013
By Garrett Tietz - Published on
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Textbooks are hard to review, because we are required to purchase them and it is easy to tie in the quality of the course with the text.

For me, this was a hard class, but I enjoyed it. The text was not always helpful to read and often made simple things sound complicated. That being said, this is a difficult subject to learn and teach. Everyone has their own way of visualizing what is happening. I find that it is better to play around with a microcontroller system until you figure out what's happening.

It does integrate well with Simulink for Matlab which is nice.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great Book March 1 2014
By Mohammed Alomeim - Published on
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very good introductory book in control systems, a lot example, very good for self-learners I really recommend this book for future control engineers and EE engineers in general

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