The book blends readability and accessibility common to undergraduate control systems texts with the mathematical rigor necessary to form a solid theoretical foundation. Appendices cover linear algebra and provide a Matlab overivew and files. The reviewers pointed out that this is an ambitious project but one that will pay off because of the lack of good up-to-date textbooks in the area.
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. State-Space Fundamentals.
Chapter 3. Controllability.
Chapter 4. Observability.
Chapter 5. Minimal Realizations.
Chapter 6. Stability.
Chapter 7. Design of Linear State Feedback Control Laws.
Chapter 8. Observers and Observer-Based Compensators.
Chapter 9. Introduction To Optimal Control.
Appendix A. Matrix Introduction.
Appendix B. Linear Algebra.
Appendix C. Continuing MATLAB Example m-File.