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1. The Excitement of Control Engineering

1.7 Further Reading

Historical notes

The IEEE History Centre and its resources are an excellent source for the historically interested reader.

Other useful sources are listed here:

Black, H.W. (1934).
Stabilized Feedback Amplifiers.
Bell Systems Tech. Journal, 13:1-18.

Bode, H. (1969).
Feedback: the history of an idea.
In Selected Papers on Mathematical Trends in Control Theory, pages 106-123.
Dover, New York.

Fuller, A. (1976).
The early development of control theory.
Trans. ASME, J. Dyn. Sys. Meas. Contr., 98:109-118, 224-235.

James, H.M., Nichols, N.B., and Phillips, R.S., editors (1947).
Theory of Servomechanisms.
McGraw-Hill, New York.

Maxwell, T. (1868).
On governors.
Proc. Royal Soc. London, 16:270-283.

Mayr, O. (1970).
The Origins of Feedback Control.
MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.