Automatic Control-System Terminology


AT the request of the Ministry of Supply, the British Standards Institution is preparing a "Glossary of of Terms used in Automatic Controlling and Regularting Systems". This is divided into four Section the second of which, on "Process Control"*, has been published recently ; Section 3, which is in preparation, will cover the nomenclature of position control, and Section 4 will deal with automatic regulators ; Section 1, which is to contain the terms common to all closed-loop servo systems, will be prepared when the other three have been completed. Every definition is given a four-digit reference number, indicating its section, subsection and position therein.


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MACMILLAN, R. Automatic Control-System Terminology. Nature 163, 925 (1949).

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