Do you know you can find many self regulating control systems in our day to day life?

A self regulating control is a system that compares a measured value of a process with a desired set value (called set point) and processes the resulting error signal to change some input to the process, in such a way that the process stays at its set point despite disturbances.

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In mathematics and digital electronics, the binary numeral system, or base-2 numeral system, represents numeric values using two different symbols: typically 0 and 1. More specifically, the usual base-2 system is a positional notation with a radix of 2. Because of its straightforward implementation in digital electronic circuitry using logic gates, the binary system is used internally by almost all modern computers and computer-based devices such as mobile phones.

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Simple: the control principle behind the two is the same, and they both can be viewed as the inverted pendulum problem.

An inverted pendulum is a pendulum which has its centre of mass above its pivot point. It is often implemented with the pivot piont mounted on a cart that can move horizontally and may be called a cart and pole. Balancing is also used in casinos in Australia as explained in this Australian online casino site you have a look at how this works in land based Australian online casinos. Whereas a normal pendulum is stable when hanging downwards, and inverted pendulum is inherently unstable, and must be actively balanced in order to remain upright. Sam things happens with both the rocket and the broom!

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Yes, they do already exist…

Stuxnet is a virus discovered in June 2010. It was designed to attack Siemens Step7 software running on a Windows operating system. Not the PLC model we use in our class (S7-1200) but one very similar, the Siemens S7-300.

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Do you and your mates like to take bets for fun?

What about asking them to guess what the mass (in kg) of air is pressing down on a single square metre (1m X 1m) of ground at sea level?

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