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The title of my thesis is "Approaches of PID controller design with applications and experimental validation" (It explains various techniques for the design of controllers for various systems)

Is the correct usage "Approaches of PID controller design" or "Approaches for PID controller design"

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  • You haven't given enough information here to know which preposition is the right one - each is used to convey a different meaning. Please edit your question to explain what your title is a summary of. For further guidance, see How to Ask and take the Tour. :-) Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 10:58
  • @Chappo I have edited it
    – ShiS
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 11:04
  • The answer is implicit in your edit: "various techniques for the design of controllers for various systems)". :-) Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 11:09
  • @Chappo It is different. various techniques for the design of controllers OR various techniques of controller design
    – ShiS
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 12:09

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I would prefer "approaches to" (eg approaches to learning and a new approach to PID controller design) but out of the two you suggested, I think "for" sounds better.

See also this question: "Approach to" or "approach for"

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  • I have given the full title. Is "to" still valid
    – ShiS
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 11:10
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    I still think "approaches to PID design [..]" sounds the best. Compare ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/1193756
    – neptun
    Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 11:57
  • +1 I agree that to seems the best preposition not only in this context but in combination with approaches in general. I would really only debate of and for if they were to be used with methods. Commented Nov 21, 2018 at 15:26

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