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State Space Analyis - the 'B' matrix

  1. Oct 10, 2011 #1
    Below is a screen shot from state space analysis in "Control Engineering" by Ogata.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66943862@N06/6230432028/" [Broken]

    I am trying to get at 3-20 from 3-18.

    Can't the u part of the matrix also be written as
    [1/m 0]T instead of [0 1/m]T?

    What's the rationale in choosing one over the other?
    Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 12, 2011 #2
    There is nothing to do to get to 3-20...if you got to 3-18, you are already at 3-20...well, if you got to 3-17 AND 3-18, you are already at 3-20.

    3-20 is exactly the same as 3-17 and 3-18 together, it is simply the expresion of the same set of simultaneous equations, but in matrix form:

    Code (Text):

    x1dot = (  0 )x1 + (  1 )x2 + ( 0 )u
    x2dot = (-k/m)x1 + (-b/m)x2 + (1/m)u
    When 3-17 and 3-18 are written as above, it should be clear to you why 3-20 looks the way it does, right?

    Keep in mind the orderly manner in which matrix multiplication works, too, in order to answer your question.
  4. Oct 12, 2011 #3
    Yes, I got that. My original question was silly!
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