2.004 | Spring 2008 | Undergraduate

Dynamics and Control II


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Labs: 1 session / week, 2 hours / session

Recitations: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session


Formal pre-requisites are 2.003 and 8.02. However, 2.003 pre-requisites include 18.03 and 8.01.


12 units U credit (4-2-6)


Nise, Norman S. Control Systems Engineering. 5th ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. ISBN: 9780471794752. (The 4th ed. will work just as well.)


Rowell and Wormley. System Dynamics: An Introduction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996.

Dorf and Bishop. Modern Control Systems. 7th ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1995.

Ogata. Modern Control Engineering. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996.


There will be approximately ten lab sessions (two hours each) throughout the term. The schedule will be announced. Attendance is mandatory. All lab write-ups are done during the lab session.


2 quizzes (15% each) 30%
9 homeworks 20%
Lab (attendance required) 10%
A closed-book final exam will be given 40%

Note: Unexcused failure to attend the lab sessions will result in a negative score being assigned.

Makeups, etc.

No exceptions without notification and prior approval of instructors.

Grading Policy

Grades in this course will be assigned according to each student’s demonstrated knowledge of the course material. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has adopted the following guidelines for undergraduate courses:

  • approximately 25% A’s
  • approximately 40% B’s
  • approximately 25% C’s
  • not more than 10% D’s and F’s.

Course Ethics

Collaboration is prohibited in the quizzes and the final examination. Collaboration in the form of group discussion of the problem sets is encouraged, but each student is required to submit an original solution.

The use of published solution material from previous years is forbidden.

Penalties for academic misconduct may be internal (that is reduction in grade or receiving an F), and/or referral to the Institute’s Committee on Discipline (COD).

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2008
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Problem Sets with Solutions