This book describes a variety of current feedback operational amplifier (CFOA) architectures and their applications in analog signal processing/generation. Coverage includes a comprehensive survey of commercially available, off-the-shelf integrated circuit CFOAs, as well as recent advances made on the design of CFOAs, including design innovations for bipolar and CMOS CFOAs. This book serves as a single-source reference to the topic, as well as a catalog of over 200 application circuits which would be useful not only for students, educators and researchers in apprising them about the recent developments in the area but would also serve as a comprehensive repertoire of useful circuits for practicing engineers who might be interested in choosing an appropriate CFOA-based topology for use in a given application.
Feedback is a rare commodity in day-to-day organizational life, but it is a key to ongoing effectiveness.One popular vehicle for getting feedback from one's boss, peers, subordinates, and customers is the multiple-perspective or 360-degree-feedback instrument. Whether part of a management-development course or used alone, this kind of instrument can enhance self-awareness by highlighting a leader's strengths and areas in need of further development.Selecting the right instrument from among the dozens that are available can be difficult, however.This new edition of Feedback to Managers, the fourth, updates and expands the popular 1998 edition.It guides the selection process with an in-depth analysis of 32 publicly available instruments that relate self-view to the views of others on multiple management or leadership domains. Each of the instrument reports includes descriptive information, a look at the research behind the instrument, and descriptions of support materials.
Automatic feedback control systems play crucial roles in many fields, including manufacturing industries, communications, naval and space systems. At its simplest, a control system represents a feedback loop in which the difference between the ideal (input) and actual (output) signals is used to modify the behaviour of the system. Control systems are in our homes, computers, cars and toys. Basic control principles can also be found in areas such as medicine, biology and economics, where feedback mechanisms are ever present. <p> <p> <i>Linear and Nonlinear Multivariable Feedback Control</i> presents a highly original, unified control theory of both linear and nonlinear multivariable (also known as multi-input multi-output (MIMO)) feedback systems as a straightforward extension of classical control theory. It shows how the classical engineering methods look in the multidimensional case and how practising engineers or researchers can apply them to the analysis and design of linear and nonlinear MIMO systems. <p> <p> This comprehensive book: <p> <ul type="disc"> <li>uses a fresh approach, bridging the gap between classical and modern, linear and nonlinear multivariable control theories; <li>includes vital nonlinear topics such as limit cycle prediction and forced oscillations analysis on the basis of the describing function method and  absolute stability analysis by means of the primary classical frequency-domain criteria (e.g. Popov, circle or parabolic criteria); <li>reinforces the main themes with practical worked examples solved by a special MATLAB-based graphical user interface, as well as with problems, questions and exercises on an accompanying website.   </ul> <p> <p> The approaches presented in <i>Linear and Nonlinear Multivariable Feedback Control</i> form an invaluable resource for graduate and undergraduate students studying multivariable feedback control as well as those studying classical or modern control theories. The book also provides a useful reference for researchers, experts and practitioners working in industry
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