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ECE 486 Course Brief

Course Goals

See the official PDF approved by the department.

Course Outline

  1. Dynamic models and dynamic response (4 weeks)

    Modeling examples, differential equations, impulse response, transfer functions, poles and zeros, state space models, feedback.

  2. Root locus techniques (3 weeks)

    Evans' root locus method, dynamic compensation.

  3. Frequency response techniques (5 weeks)

    Bode plots, Nyquist stability criterion.

  4. State feedback design (2 weeks)

    State space models, similarity transformations, controllability, linear pole placement, estimator design.

In the Media

Overview of Control Systems Laboratory (PDF, Engineering Outlook, Fall 1999)