A completely revised version of these tutorials has recently been published as a CD-ROM by Addison-Wesley. The new version has been updated for Matlab 5 and expanded to include Simulink tutorials. Please contact Addison-Wesley for more information; request ISBN 0-201-36194-9.

A site license of the new version is available for users at the University of Michigan.

Welcome to the Control Tutorials for Matlab. We invite you to read more about the tutorials. They are designed to help you learn how to use Matlab for the analysis and design of automatic control systems. They cover the basics of Matlab, the most common classical control design techniques (PID, root locus, and frequency response), as well as some modern (state-space) control design. The flow of the tutorials is given by the image map above: each tutorial is a white box. There are also four examples which are followed through the tutorials (each example page is indicated in the image map by a blue dot). Throughout the tutorials, you will find links at the bottom of each page to all of the tutorials as well as links to similar examples. Links are also given to come back to this page (Home), to the complete index, and to the list of Matlab commands.

We envision that you will follow along with these tutorials by running Matlab in one window and the tutorials in another. You should be able to run most of the Matlab programs by copying and pasting between windows. You may also find the tutorials helpful as an on-line reference while doing homework assignments or for reviewing concepts before exams. There are anonymous feedback forms at the bottom of each tutorial and example; we are interested to hear how you use the tutorials and your suggestions for improvements.

Assuming you have no prior experience with Matlab, the first tutorial, Matlab Basics, is recommended.

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8/18/97 CJC