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| Section 1.5
1. The Excitement of Control Engineering
1.5 System Integration
As is evident from the above discussion, success in control
engineering depends on taking a holistic viewpoint. The issues
that are embodied in a typical control design include the
- plant--i.e., the process to be controlled;
- architectures and interfacing;
- accounting for disturbances and uncertainty.
These issues are briefly discussed below.