Control Notes

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Below are links to some notes from a process dynamics and control course. This is not a complete set of notes but they may be useful at the start of a course. The references to Chau’s book in the notes refer to Chau, P. C., Process Control: A First Course with MATLAB. Cambridge University Press, 2002. For references to see the Downloads menu tab here at

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  1. introduction
  2. modeling
  3. linearization
  4. transfer functions
  5. intro to MATLAB in control
  6. proportional control example
  7. PI control example
  8. PD control – lead/lag effects
  9. auto tuning
  10. Process Dynamics Notes – more detailed on the math