SES #  TOPICS  KEY DATES 

1 
Introduction to the class From the physical model to the ordinary differential equation (ODE) 

2  1^{st} and 2^{nd} order system behavior (from the ODE)  
3  Translation and rotational mechanical system (in the flywheel)  Problem set 1 posted 
4  Laplace transform, solving ODEs  
5 
Transfer functions, poles, zeros Observation of behavior based on transfer functions in the flywheel 
Problem set 1 due Problem set 2 posted 
6 
Electrical elements R, L, C, opamp The DC motor and its dynamics 

7  1^{st} and 2^{nd} order system characteristics: theory  
8  1^{st} and 2^{nd} order systems: observation on the flywheel 
Problem set 2 due Quiz 1 practice problems posted 
Q1  Quiz 1  
9 
Feedback TF, MATLAB^{®} LTI, and SISO tools Root locus (concept and observation) 

10  Drawing root locus (part I: theory)  
11 
Drawing root locus (part II: MATLAB and flywheel) Introduction to the class project, team arrangements 
Problem set 3 posted 
12  P controlflywheel modeling  
13  P control on the flywheeleffect of gain  
14  PI control on the flywheelsteady state error 
Problem set 3 due Problem set 4 posted 
15  Practice on root locus and Pcontrol  
16  PID control: speeding up and stabilization  
17  PID control 
Problem set 4 due Quiz 2 practice problems posted 
18  Inverted pendulum  
19  Work on the project and demo to instructors  
Q2  Quiz 2 
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