Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems

A photo of an CV-22 Osprey in rotorcraft mode, hovering above the ground.

A CV-22 Osprey, which operates in both rotorcraft and fixed-wing configurations. The complex transition between the two states presents unique control challenges. (Image is taken from U.S. Air Force Web site.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

6.243J / 2.156J / 16.337J

As Taught In

Fall 2003

Level

Graduate

Cite This Course

Course Features

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to nonlinear deterministic dynamical systems. Topics covered include: nonlinear ordinary differential equations; planar autonomous systems; fundamental theory: Picard iteration, contraction mapping theorem, and Bellman-Gronwall lemma; stability of equilibria by Lyapunov's first and second methods; feedback linearization; and application to nonlinear circuits and control systems.

Alexandre Megretski. 6.243J Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems, Fall 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


For more information about using these materials and the Creative Commons license, see our Terms of Use.


Close