9R15. Control Theory for Linear Systems. - HL Trentelman (Dept of Math, Univ of Groningen, PO Box 800, Groningen, 9700 AV, Netherlands), AA Stoorvogel, M Hautus (Dept of Math and Comput Sci, Eindhoven Univ of Tech, PO Box 513, Eindhoven, 5600 MB, Netherlands). Springer-Verlag London Ltd, Surrey, UK. 2001. 389 pp. ISBN 1-85233-316-2. $84.95.

Reviewed by L Dewell (Adv Tech Center, Lockheed Martin Advanced Tech Center, 3251 Hanover St, Palo Alto CA 94304).

In the preface of this book, the authors stake out a strikingly broad boundary: “the theory of feedback control design for linear, finite-dimensional, time-invariant state space systems with inputs and outputs.” It is a testament to the recent growth of this field that had such a title appeared in the early 1970s, it would scarcely require 100 pages, let alone the nearly 400 pages of this book. Indeed, such a wide scope of a book today...

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