A block diagram visually represents the mathematical relationships in an information processing structure. In general, block diagrams and mathematical description are equivalent ways for representing the structure of a system.


0th order feedback control

Block diagram of a zeroth order linear feedback control

An alternative graphical representation for processing structures is given by signal-flow graphs.

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