ME 430/ECE 451
Fall 2011
4 credits

System Dynamics and Control

MW 12:00-1:50
WNGR 153

  Professor Graduate Teaching Assistant
  Kagan Tumer Stephen Sills
Office: Rogers 426 Covell 129
Off. hours: MW: 2:00-3:00
Tue: 1:00-2:30


Required Text: Norman S. Nise, Control Systems Engineering, 5th edition, John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2008.

Grading :

Computer Assignments 10%
Quizzes 20%
Midterm 30%
Final 40%

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course students will be able to:

Students with Disabilities: Accommodations are collaborative efforts between students, faculty and Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Students with accommodations approved through SSD are responsible for contacting the faculty member in charge of the course prior to or during the first week of the term to discuss accommodations. Students who believe they are eligible for accommodations but who have not yet obtained approval through SSD should contact SSD immediately at 737-4098.


Week Date Lecture Title Homework Quizzes Comp Assignments
(Due Fridays)
1 9/26 Intro to Control Systems      
9/28 Laplace Transform Review HW 1 Solution    
2 10/3 Transfer Functions      
10/5 Block Diagrams HW 2 Solution Quiz 1 Solution  
3 10/10 Block Diagrams/State Space      
10/12 State Space Representation HW 3 Solution Quiz 2 Solution  
4 10/17 1st and 2nd Order Systems      
10/19 Time Response 2nd Order Systems HW 4 Solution Quiz 3 Solution CA 1 (10/21) Solution
5 10/24 Time Response 2nd Order Systems      
10/26 Stability HW 5 Solution Quiz 4 Solution  
6 10/31 Steady State Error + PID Control      
11/2 MIDTERM EXAM HW 6 Solution    
7 11/7 Midterm Solutions      
11/9 Root Locus Techniques HW 7 Solution Quiz 5,6  
8 11/14 Root Locus Techniques      
11/16 Frequency Domain: Bode Plots HW 8 Solution Quiz 7 Solution CA 2 (11/18) Solution
9 11/21 Frequency Domain: Bode Plots      
11/23 No Class      
10 11/28 Controllability and Observability      
11/30 Review     CA 3 (12/2) Solution
  12/5 MON, 9:30 AM: FINAL EXAM      

Homework Topics:

HW 1: Laplace Transforms
HW 2: Transfer Functions
HW 3: Block Diagrams and State Space Representation
HW 4: Time Response of 1st and 2nd Order Systems
HW 5: 2nd Order Systems and Stability
HW 6: Basic Control
HW 7: Root Locus Technique
HW 8: Bode Plots

Academic Dishonesty: You are permitted, and to a great extent encouraged, to work with others on homework sets. However, there is an obvious difference between constructive discussion of a particular problem and copying. Acts of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be handled according to university policy. (See for details.)