WEEK#  TOPICS  LABS  KEY DATEs 

1 
Introduction to Course Natural Response: Firstorder Systems 
Assignment 1 out 

2 
Secondorder Systems Natural and Driven Response Step Response Metrics 
Lab 1: 1storder Springdamper System 
Assignment 1 due Assignment 2 out 
3 
System Modeling Techniques for Mechanical, Electrical, Thermal, and Fluid Domains 
Lab 2: Rotational 1storder Inertia/Damper System 
Assignment 2 due Assignment 3 out 
4 
Laplace Transform System Response via Laplace Transform Pulse, Impulse, and Ramp Response Transfer Functions and Block Diagrams 
Assignment 3 due Assignment 4 out 

5 
Quiz 1 More on Laplace Techniques Lorentztype Motors Modeling Voice Coil Drivers 
Assignment 4 due Assignment 5 out 

6 
Circuits, Amplifiers, and Operational Amplifiers Operational Amplifiers as Feedback Systems Dynamics Affected by Feedback 
Lab 3: Translational 2ndorder Spring/Mass/Damper System; Natural Response; Fitting Models 
Assignment 5 due Assignment 6 out 
7 
More on Op Amps and Circuits 
Lab 4: Driven Response of Translational 2ndorder Spring/Mass/Damper System; Step Response 
Assignment 6 due 
8 
Quiz 2 Frequency Response Bode Plots 
Lab 5: 1storder RC Circuits and 2ndorder LRC Circuit 
Assignment 7 out 
9 
Bode Plots, Vibrations, Complex Zeros 
Lab 6: Rotational 1stOrder Inertia/Damper System Driven through a Gear Train 
Assignment 7 due Assignment 8 out 
10 
Control Systems, PID Control, Frequency Domain Viewpoint 
Assignment 8 due 

11 
Transducers and Transformers Motors System Interconnections 
Assignment 9 out 

12 
Quiz 3 Control Design Examples 
Assignment 9 due Assignment 10 out 

13 
Statespace Models Eigenstructure 
Assignment 10 due 

14 
Case Studies Intro to More Advanced Subjects 

15 
Finals Week 
Final Exam 
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