Early books on control theory
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Jump to navigationJump to searchThis is my list of early books in control theory.
Order  Year  Author, Title, Publisher  Source  Status 
0  1915  W. Trinks, Governors and the Governing of Prime Movers. D. Van Nostrand Company, 1919  D. P. Eckman, 1945 (preface)  On order 
1940  G. C. Brown. Behavior and Design of Servomechanisms. National Defense Research Committee, 1940.  MacColl, 1945  
1942  H. Harris, The Analysis and Design of Servomechanisms. National Defense Research Committee, 1942.  MacColl, 1945  
1  1942  Murray F. Gardner and John L. Barnes. Transients in Linear Systems. Wiley, New York, 1942

Bennett  On order 
2  1942  Ed S. Smith. Automatic Control Engineering. McGrawHill, New York, 1942  Bennett  On order 
3  1943  Roosevelt Griffiths. Thermostats and Temperature Regulating Instruments. 1943  Bennett  1934 edition (?) 
4  1943  Albert C. Hall. The Analysis and Synthesis of Linear Servomechanisms. Technology Press, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1943  Bennett  1947 printing; typed manuscript 
5  1945  Hendrik W. Bode. Network Analysis and Feedback Amplifier Design. Van Nostrand, New York, 1945  Bennett  On order 
6  1945  Donald P. Eckman. The Principles of Industrial Process Control. 1945

Bennett  Second printing, 1946 
7  1945  LeRoy A. MacColl. Fundamental Theory of Servomechanisms. Van Nostrand, New York, 1945

Bennett  First edition 
8  1946  W. R. Ahrendt and J.F. Taplin. Automatic Regulation. 1946  Bennett  
9  1947  Hubert M. James, Nathaniel B. Nichols, and Ralph S. Phillips. Theory of Servomechanisms, volume 25 of MIT Radiation Laboratory Series. McGrawHill, New York, 1947  Bennett  First edition. Caltech library copy; L. A. Dubridge signature stamp. 
10  1947  Henri Lauer, Robert Lessick, and Leslie E. Matson. Servomechanism Fundamentals. McGrawHill, New York, 1947  Bennett  
11  1948  Gordon S. Brown and Donald P. Campbell. Principles of Servomechanisms. Wiley, New York, 1948  Bennett  
12  1948  Norbert Wiener. Cybernetics; or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. Wiley, New York, 1948  Bennett  Ninth printing, 1951 
1954  H. S. Tsien. Engineering Cybernetics. McGrawHill, New York, 1954.  First edition (+ mimeographed class notes) 
References:
 Stuart Bennett. A brief history of automatic control. IEEE Control Systems, pages 1725, June 1996.