Book Description: In the seven years since the first edition, the topic of Applied Digital Control has maintained its focal position within the changing web of interacting disciplines. It has increased in importance and has witnessed some changes of emphasis - perhaps the most important being the increased emphasis on robustness and realistic adaptive control. This edition features new chapters to cover these topics, with a discussion of the practicalities of achieving adaptive control in an industrial situation. The book features examples of commercially available systems for adaptive system implementation; provides comprehensive coverage of the changes in the computer systems available for control implementation; and offers revised coverage of personal computers and VME based systems to indicate their increased power and industrial capability since 1985. The book has been completely revised to reflect the changed implementation scenario; included are numerous case histories which span a range of approaches (large DCS customized microprocessor, personal computer) and apply to a range of industries (photographic film making, chemical processes, paper making, woodworking, metallurgical process), as well as updated reference lists.