Accession Number : AD0709937

Title :   SYMBOLIC ALGEBRAIC MANIPULATION BY DIGITAL COMPUTER IN PROBLEMS OF CONTROL THEORY.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Merzhaeuser,Klaus Peter

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : A method of digital computer oriented analysis of a Mason flow graph is presented. Using this method in connection with a computer program implementing the algebraic manipulation language FORMAC can be a tool in expanding large determinants with symbolic polynomial elements and thereby finding the characteristic equation and transfer functions of a linear time-invariant system in symbolic form. Also a new approach to the root locus method is shown, using a FORMAC program. The advantages over the conventional root locus method are discussed. Areas of possible future use of FORMAC in algebraic problems of control theory are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS), PATTERN RECOGNITION, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, LINEAR SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DETERMINANTS(MATHEMATICS), THESES

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE