1 Automatic Control is a technical discipline which has extremely varied fields of application but is only visible through the field of application where it is used. Control competes with other disciplines as provider of an efficient new technology. Interaction with other technologies is necessary in practical situations.
Competition and interaction occur inside the control discipline as well. Interaction between various control techniques is not only necessary but it is also very beneficial for the development of the discipline itself.
The paper will illustrate these aspects via a few practical examples and research developments.
KeywordsClosed Loop Plant Model Open Loop Sensitivity Function Pole Placement
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