System Dynamics

An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers

Authors: Seeler, Karl A.

  • Emphasizes the linear graph method for modeling dynamic systems
  • Offers a systematic approach for creating an engineering model, extracting information, and formulating mathematical analyses
  • Adopts a unifying theme of power flow as the dynamic agent that eases analysis of hybrid systems, such as machinery
  • Presents differential equations as dynamic operators and stresses input/output relationships
  • Introduces Mathcad and programming in MATLAB
  • Allows for use of Open Source Computational Software (R or C)
  • Features over 1300 illustrations
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About this Textbook

This unique textbook takes the student from the initial steps in modeling a dynamic system through development of the mathematical models needed for feedback control. The generously-illustrated, student-friendly text focuses on fundamental theoretical development rather than the application of commercial software. Practical details of machine design are included to motivate the non-mathematically inclined student.

About the authors

Professor Karl Seeler is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College. His research interests mechanical properties of polymer, microcellular polymers, structural stability, machine safety, and systems dynamics. He holds a PhD from MIT.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to System Dynamics

    Seeler, Karl A.

    Pages 1-44

  • Differential Equations, Input Functions, Complex Exponentials, and Transfer Functions

    Seeler, Karl A.

    Pages 45-115

  • Introduction to the Linear Graph Method, Step Responses, and Superposition

    Seeler, Karl A.

    Pages 117-193

  • Mechanical Systems

    Seeler, Karl A.

    Pages 195-268

  • Fluid, Electrical, and Thermal Systems

    Seeler, Karl A.

    Pages 269-331

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9152-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9151-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5462-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
System Dynamics
Book Subtitle
An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9152-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9152-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9151-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5462-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 667
Number of Illustrations and Tables
429 b/w illustrations, 1008 illustrations in colour
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