Written for students and professionals, this book provides an introduction to simulation models using MATLAB and Simulink. The book includes case studies, real-world examples, and self-test problems to reinforce hands-on experience. Topics covered include mathematical modeling, continuous-time systems, and numerical integration. The revised second edition has been updated to help readers build an in-depth and intuitive understanding of basic concepts, mathematical tools, and the common principles of various simulation models.
MATLAB and Simulink are used to solve many examples throughout the book. Control System Toolbox is also briefly introduced. In addition, a mechatronics case study uses LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT, MATLAB, Simulink, Simulink Coder, and Embedded Coder.