Equips engineering students with the fundamental concepts of process control design. An introduction to the benefits of having a good control process is followed by the definitions of the control objectives, feedback and feedforward control, and the various types of variables found in process control problems. Includes the development of dynamic mathematical models for simple processes, using mass and energy balances. Introduces mathematical tools (Laplace Transformations) that help solve such mathematical models as well as define the transfer functions of typical process systems (first and second order systems). Introduces the controller concept, together with the basic principles behind the feedback control loop and its stability characteristics.