There are a number of important concepts that are presented in this module.
The nonlinear concept of input multiplicity
The challenge of inverse response behavior
The Ziegler-Nichols closed-loop oscillation tuning method
This module contains too many topics to cover interactively during a typical 2-hour session. It is recommended that the reader (or instructor) select a topic of particular interest. The two different controller design sections (M5.4 and M5.5) can be studied independently. The approximate time needed and the focus (in parentheses) of each section of this module are as follows: