Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 1 or 2 sessions / week; 1 hour / session
Combined Lectures/Labs: 2 sessions / week; 1.5 hours / session
This course provides an introduction to linear systems, transfer functions, and Laplace transforms. It covers stability and feedback, and provides basic design tools for specifications of transient response. It also briefly covers frequency-domain techniques. This course includes laboratory experiments and a control design project.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course; however you will need some knowledge of material from the following courses:
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics (OCW Scholar Version)
Either course 2.003 or 2.03 is a corequisite for this course:
2.03 Dynamics I
Nise, Norman S. Control Systems Engineering. John Wiley & Sons, 2010. ISBN: 9780470547564.
Concepts Covered in the Course
This is a list of concepts covered in this course (PDF). Please use this as a checklist on concepts to guide your study.
- Learn the process of modeling linear time-invariant (LTI) dynamical systems in dual domains: in the time domain using ordinary differential equations and in the Laplace domain (s-domain).
- Understand the behavior of LTI systems qualitatively and quantitatively, both in the transient and steady-state regimes, and appreciate how it impacts the performance of electro-mechanical systems.
- Introduce feedback control and understand, using the s-domain primarily, how feedback impacts transient and steady-state performance.
- Learn how to design proportional, proportional-integral, proportional-derivative, and proportional-integral-derivative feedback control systems meeting specific system performance requirements.
- Introduce qualitatively the frequency response of LTI systems and how it relates to the transient and steady-state system performance.
|Four problem sets||15%|
|Two quizzes||25% each|