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Instructor: Thomas Bewley (Office hours: usually, 8:00-9:00am M-F in 1805 ebu1 and for 30 min after each lecture; any possible changes will be posted on his
Time and place: Fall 2012 (Class Section ID: 752753).
Administrative details: Midterm: TBA. Final: TBA.
Text: This class is taught from selected sections of Numerical Renaissance, with supplemental texts held on reserve at the library as announced in class.
Course description: A brief review of Laplace/Z transform methods for analysis of SISO systems. A brief review of essential concepts in linear algebra, including the solution of the Lyapunov and Riccati equations. A thorough description and analysis of continuous-time and discrete-time MIMO linear systems in transfer function and state-space form. Canonical forms. Controllability and observability matrices and grammians. Stabilizability, detectability, reachability, constructability. A brief introduction to modern control design (optimal control and Kalman filtering).
Prerequisites: Undergraduate-level classical control theory (root-locus, Bode, Nyquist) and graduate-level linear algebra (SVD, Shur and Jordan decompositions, pseudoinverses). To cover the latter, concurrent enrollment in a graduate-level linear algebra class (e.g., MAE290a or Math270a) is strongly encouraged.
Previous exams: All of our old exams for MAE280a are posted below. Note that the notes have evolved significantly since 2007, so some of this material is just a repeat of what is now in the notes (and some of it is in a slightly different notation). I post these exams here mostly so you can get an idea of what my exams look like before taking one. By going through these exams, you will see that I occasionally (but not frequently) reuse some of the questions.
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