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It's an excellent book for folks who haven't been exposed to this stuff [1] before, but it could be called "Cybernetics for Dummies" (I don't mean that in a bad way!)

I can recommend "Feedback Control for Computer Systems" by Philipp Janert [2], but the real underlying treasure is understanding Cybernetics. For that, try "Introduction to Cybernetics" by W. Ross Ashby [3].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_theory

[2] http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028970.do

[3] PDF available from http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/ASHBBOOK.html




I’ve read both your replies. I’ll check out your suggestions over the next few weeks. Much appreciated.




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