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A Guide to Feedback Theory
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Do you need to understand feedback? Perhaps you're a little rusty on theory basics? Dig in to this self-contained guide for an accessible and concise explanation of the fundamentals. Distills the relevant essence of linear system theory, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, basic physics, numerical methods, and complex analysis, and links them back to an explanation of feedback theory. Provides a tight synthesis of analytical and conceptual understanding. Maintains a focus on common use cases. Whether you are a struggling undergraduate, a doctoral student preparing for your qualifying exams, or an industry practitioner, this easy-to-understand book invites you to relax, enjoy the material, and follow your curiosity.


‘Feedback theory is an intrinsically mathematical discipline in which one can feel either submerged by formulae or driven to use blind computer simulations that hide insight. Dawson’s approach is to extract visceral meaning out of this tangle, arguing that a deep understanding of dynamic stability criteria can free the designer from ‘equational overload’ and lead to incisive selection of the right mathematical tool for the job at hand.’

Stephen D. Senturia - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

‘Feedback is perhaps the most foundational concept for electronics and control systems in general, but it is often covered for specific circuits for the former, and in terms of theoretical concepts for the latter. This book provides us with a unique perspective of how feedback theory in general relates to practical systems and electronics applications.’

Larry Pileggi - Carnegie Mellon University


D. Z. Spicer Source: Choice Magazine

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