2.003 Modeling Dynamics and Control I

Spring 2005

Electric components of flash circuitry in camera.
The vital electric components of the flash circuitry in a single-use disposable camera. In this device, a LC circuit generates a high voltage to fire the flash bulb. (Image by Prof. David Trumper.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive problem set archive with solutions in the assignments section. Also, a comprehensive set of laboratory exercises is available in the labs section. These labs include descriptions, instructions, video demonstrations, and step-by-step photographs and images.

Please note that since our last publication, the translated version available may not have the most current content that is available on the MIT OCW site.

Course Description

This course is the first of a two term sequence in modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. The various topics covered are as follows: mechanical translation, uniaxial rotation, electrical circuits and their coupling via levers, gears and electro-mechanical devices, analytical and computational solution of linear differential equations, state-determined systems, Laplace transforms, transfer functions, frequency response, Bode plots, vibrations, modal analysis, open- and closed-loop control, instability, time-domain controller design, and introduction to frequency-domain control design techniques. Case studies of engineering applications are also covered.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m, .zip, and .mov.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Steven Dubowsky
Prof. David Trumper

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session



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