This appendix, a brief review of important concepts and methods from control theory, is intended to help readers review that material through self-study. A background in dynamic systems and control is essential for an understanding of the material presented in this textbook on automotive control systems.
Furthermore, it is assumed that readers are familiar with the computational tools available for simulation and control in
the MATLAB/Simulink environment. An excellent online tutorial is available at the Web site www.engin.umich.edu/class/ctms/