The authors provide a comprehensive set of MATLAB and Simulink-based mechanical systems examples. Derivations of concepts are followed by concrete examples using various numerical methods. Detailed solutions to the Exercises at the end of each chapter provide the instructor with a fairly wide array of selections for homework assignments. This is a useful textbook on numerical methods using MATLAB and Simulink for advanced undergraduates, as well as graduate students.
- George Shoane, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
An excellent combination of mathematical rigor combined with in-depth numerical analysis, all spun together with excellent case studies.
- Paul McKenna, University of Glasgow, UK
This updated edition of the book allows the reader/student/engineer to learn the fundamental concepts in dynamic systems modeling and simulation in a step-by-step manner. The authors have meticulously used MATLAB and Simulink in simulating a wide variety of dynamic systems. This book can be used as a self-study book and hence a definite must have for anyone-from a novice to an experienced engineer-interested in understanding and learning modeling and simulation using MATLAB/Simulink.
- Rajesh Joseph Abraham, Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, India
This book is both a great textbook and a great reference on the subject of simulation of dynamics systems. It provides an applied and practical presentation of the MATLAB and Simulink tools and uses them to implement and apply the concepts presented in the book. The presentation of concepts is methodical and clear, with lots of industry relevant examples. The material covered provides a great foundation for developing and understanding simulations of dynamic systems. I recommend this book to both novices and experts, as it covers basic to advanced simulation topics in a clear and accessible way. This book has been a great reference to have in the field to build from and apply its concept to industry relevant simulation problems. The third edition updated the Simulink diagrams, which improve readability and consistency with what the Simulink user may see on his or her screen.
- Danilo Viazzo, Engineering Consultant, USA
The book is at its 3rd edition, meaning that it has survived the field tests from academia and industry. The book starts with the need for mathematical modeling of real-life systems, and moves on to the corresponding formulation of continuous-time systems and then their discrete-time approximation. The theory of linear system analysis then follows to lay the theoretical toolkit for system analysis and simulation. Next, the MATLAB and Simulink knowledge kick in to furnish the practical toolkit for an undergraduate/postgraduate/practitioner to start visualizing the dynamics of the systems on a computer console. Such a bottom-up approach to system modeling and simulation provides a solid and manageable path to acquire necessary and important skills for the design and engineering of various electrical and mechanical systems. Overall, the book serves as a good introductory material to system analysis, modeling, and simulation, with a good balance between theory and practice.
- Ngai Wong, The University of Hong Kong