Observability and Controllability of General Linear Systems treats five different families of the linear systems, three of which are new. The book begins with the definition of time together with a brief description of its crucial properties. It presents further new results on matrices, on polynomial matrices, on matrix polynomials, on rational matrices, and on the new compact, simple and elegant calculus that enabled the generalization of the transfer function matrix concept and of the state concept, the proofs of the new necessary and sufficient observability and controllability conditions for all five classes of the studied systems.
• Generalizes the state space concept and the complex domain fundamentals of the control systems unknown in previously published books by other authors.
• Addresses the knowledge and ability necessary to overcome the crucial lacunae of the existing control theory and drawbacks of its applications.
• Outlines new effective mathematical means for effective complete analysis and synthesis of the control systems.
• Upgrades, completes and broadens the control theory related to the classical self-contained control concepts: observability and controllability.
• Provides information necessary to create and teach advanced inherently upgraded control courses.