6.241 Dynamic Systems & Control

Fall 2003

Open loop feedback system.
Open loop feedback system, with an input (r), output (y), and functions K(s) and P(s), excerpted from a recitation session on the Nyquist stability criterion. (Image by MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course site features complete lecture notes and recitation notes, along with other materials used by students in the course.

Course Description

6.241 examines linear, discrete- and continuous-time, and multi-input-output systems in control and related areas. Least squares and matrix perturbation problems are considered. Topics covered include: state-space models, modes, stability, controllability, observability, transfer function matrices, poles and zeros, minimality, internal stability of interconnected systems, feedback compensators, state feedback, optimal regulation, observers, observer-based compensators, measures of control performance, and robustness issues using singular values of transfer functions. Nonlinear systems are also introduced.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Munther Dahleh

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session