Date 
Topic 
Reading 
Aug 28 
Introduction to feedback control 
Ch. 1 
Aug 30 
Statespace models of systems; linearization 
Sections 1.1, 1.2, 2.1â€“2.4, 7.2, 9.2.1

Sep 4 
Linear systems and their dynamic response 
Section 3.1, Appendix A 
Sep 6 
Transient and steadystate dynamic response with arbitrary initial conditions 
Section 3.1, Appendix A 
Sep 11 
System modeling diagrams; prototype secondorder system 
Sections 3.1, 3.2, lab manual 
Sep 13 
Transient response specifications 
Sections 3.3, 3.4, lab manual 
Sep 18 
Effect of zeros and extra poles; RouthHurwitz stability criterion 
Sections 3.5, 3.6 
Sep 20 
Basic properties and benefits of feedback control 
Section 4.1, lab manual 
Sep 25 
Introduction to ProportionalIntegralDerivative (PID) control 
Sections 4.14.3, lab manual 
Midterm I material ends here 
Sep 27 
Introduction to Root Locus design method 
Chapter 5 
Oct 2 
Root Locus continued; introduction to dynamic compensation 
Chapter 5 
Oct 4 
Midterm Exam I (in class) 
Oct 9 
Lead and lag dynamic compensation 
Chapter 5 
Oct 11 
Lead and lag continued; introduction to frequencyresponse design method 
Sections 5.15.4, 6.1 
Oct 16 
Bode plots for three types of transfer functions 
Section 6.1 
Oct 18 
Stability from frequency response; gain and phase margins 
Section 6.1 
Oct 23 
Control design using frequency response 
Chapter 6 
Oct 25 
Control design using frequency response continued; PI and lag, PID and leadlag 
Chapter 6 
Oct 30 
Nyquist stability criterion 
Chapter 6 
Nov 1 
Nyquist stability criterion continued; gain and phase margins from Nyquist plots 
Chapter 6 
Midterm II material ends here 
Nov 6 
Introduction to statespace design 
Chapter 7 
Nov 8 
Controllability, stability, and polezero cancellations; similarity transformation; conversion of controllable systems to Controller Canonical Form 
Chapter 7 
Nov 13 
Inclass review 
Nov 15 
Midterm Exam II (in class) 
Nov 27 
Pole placement by full state feedback 
Chapter 7 
Nov 29 
Observer design for state estimation 
Chapter 7 
Dec 4 
Joint observer and controller design by dynamic output feedback; separation principle 
Chapter 7 
Dec 6 
Dynamic output feedback continued 
Chapter 7 
Dec 11 
Inclass review 