Visual Simulation with Student VisSim is a comprehensive guide to solving engineering problems and simulating the dynamics of linear and nonlinear systems and controllers. Starting with a wide variety of electrical, mechanical and chemical systems, the book takes readers through the process of translating these systems into mathematical equations and then expressing them as block diagrams in Student VisSim. This program for Windows computers provides an easy-to-use, interactive simulation environment for modeling the behavior of linear, nonlinear, continuous, discrete, multirate, and hybrid systems. Student VisSim lets the user select from more than 125 mathematical blocks and toolbox functions and wire them together using point and click commands. The program then solves the equations that embody the models and displays the results live in plots and strip charts.