Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
Labs: 5 sessions / term, 3 hours / session
Recitations (Graduate Only): 1 session / week, 1 hour / session
Weekly problem set assignments will be due on Thursday in lecture. No late problem sets will be accepted except in extenuating circumstances.
Students will attend one assigned three hour lab session in the 5 weeks indicated on the schedule. Note that graduate students and undergraduate students will meet in alternate weeks, and that there are 5 labs scheduled during the term. Students will receive a grade of zero for missed lab sessions. A prelab will be assigned in the week preceding the lab exercise. The prelab is due at the start of the assigned lab session. Prelabs will not be accepted more than 5 minutes after the start of the lab session. Lateness to the lab will also reduce the lab portion of the student's score. Each student must submit an individual lab report at the end of the lab session. Lab reports will not be accepted after the end of the lab session. The lab grade will be based upon the prelab (50%), and lab report scores (50%).
Two closed-book quizzes will be given. There are no laboratory sessions during the weeks of quizzes. The quizzes are closed-book. One sheet of notes will be permitted in Quiz #1. Two sheets of notes will be permitted in Quiz #2.
A three hour closed-book final exam will be held during the final exam period. Four sheets of notes will be permitted in the final.
The course grade will be based upon the students' performance in the laboratories, homework, quizzes, and final exam.
The department of Mechanical Engineering has adopted the following guidelines for the grade distribution in undergraduate courses: approximately 25% A, 40% B, 25% C, not more than 10% D and F. We will use this as a starting point in assigning grades, but will not be bound to such a distribution.
|WEEK #||LECTURES||LAB/QUIZ||KEY DATES|
|1||Intro and organization; circuits and Op-Amps||Problem set 1 out|
Op-Amps as feedback systems
Actuators and transformers
|Orientation session (all)||
Problem set 1 due
Problem set 2 out
|3||State-space review||Lab 1 (G): Op-Amp feedback circuits||
Problem set 2 due
Problem set 3 out
|4||Root locus||Lab 1 (U): Op-Amp feedback circuits||
Problem set 3 due
Quiz 1 review
|5||Frequency response, Bode and Nyquist plots||Quiz 1 (all)||Problem set 4 out|
|6||Frequency-domain design||Lab 2 (G): Op-Amp PID controller||
Problem set 4 due
Problem set 5 out
|7||Frequency-domain design (cont.)||Lab 2 (U): Op-Amp PID controller||
Problem set 5 due
Problem set 6 out
|8||State-space control design||Lab 3 (G): Frequency domain design||
Problem set 6 due
Problem set 7 out
|9||State-space control design (cont.)||Lab 3 (U): Frequency domain design||
Problem set 7 due
Quiz 2 review
|10||Discrete-time design||Quiz 2 (all)||Problem set 8 out|
Discrete-time design (cont.)
Nonlinear systems, linearization
|Lab 4 (G): State-space design||
Problem set 8 due
Problem set 9 out
|12||Describing functions||Lab 4 (U): State-space design||
Problem set 9 due
Problem set 10 out
|13||Design examples||Lab 5 (U): Discrete-time control||Problem set 10 due|
|14||Advanced topics; overview and wrapup||Lab 5 (G): Discrete-time control||Final exam review|