Conclusion

Control System Professional is readily applicable to a wide range of problems in the mechanical, electrical, chemical, and aerospace industries, as well as other fields including biochemistry and economics. The application includes comprehensive on-line help and a 186-page manual that provides hundreds of examples. Case studies are presented for the inverted pendulum and magnetic ball levitation systems, the production and inventory control model, the depth control of a submarine, the lateral dynamics of an aircraft, the roll attitude control of a missile, the concentration control of a chemical mixture in a mixing tank, as well as the PID controller, the minimum-time response controller, and others.

Control System Professional is available for all platforms that run Mathematica 2.2 or later. For more information, browse the web pages at http://www.wolfram.com/applications/control, or contact Wolfram Research (info@wolfram.com, 800-441-6284). Examples from the manual are downloadable from MathSource as item 0208-347.