A Note on the Early Development of Control Theory

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S. Bennett

Department of Control Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 99(3), 211-213 (Sep 01, 1977) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3427105 History: Received May 16, 1977; Online July 13, 2010


The importance of the work of Huygens and Hooke on the use of the conical pendulum to the development of control theory and practice is discussed. It is argued that their work had little influence on the development of the concept of feedback and of control theory.

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