# Calendar

LEC # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
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1 | Introduction | Problem set 1 out |

2 | Example: cruise control | |

3 | Laplace transform definition, properties |
Problem set 1 due Lab 1 |

4 | Block diagram algebra | |

5 | Modeling: impedance of electrical components | Problem set 2 out |

6 | Kirchoff's laws, circuit equations | |

7 | Transfer functions, loop/mesh currents | |

8 | Modeling: real components as Thevenin and Norton sources |
Problem set 2 due Problem set 3 out |

9 | Modeling: one-dimensional mechanical components | Lab 2 |

10 | Modeling: impedance of mechanical components | |

11 | Transfer functions in MATLAB and Maple |
Problem set 3 due Problem set 4 out |

12 | Operational amplifiers | Lab 3 |

13 | Generalized system modeling | |

14 | Modeling: rotational systems |
Problem set 4 due Problem set 5 out |

15 | Example: rotational systems | Lab 4 |

16 | Modeling: two-port components | |

17 | LTI system response | Problem set 5 due |

18 | Standard input functions: delta, step, ramp, sinusoid | Lab 5 |

Quiz 1 |
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19 | Poles and zeros | Problem set 6 out |

20 | Standard 1^{st} and 2^{nd} order system responses |
Lab 6 |

21 | Higher order systems, LTI system properties | |

22 | Example: finding system responses |
Problem set 6 due Problem set 7 out |

23 | Effects of poles and zeros | Lab 7 |

24 | Closed-loop systems, steady-state errors | |

25 | System stability, Routh-Hurwitz criterion |
Problem set 7 due Problem set 8 out |

26 | Stability of closed-loop systems, root locus plots | Lab 8 |

27 | Root locus development | |

28 | Root locus development (cont.) |
Problem set 8 due Problem set 9 out |

29 | Root locus summary, MATLAB | |

30 | Sinusoidal system response | Problem set 9 due |

31 | Frequency response and pole-zero plots | Lab 9 |

Quiz 2 |
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32 | Bode plots | Problem set 10 out |

33 | Poles and zeros on bode plots | Lab 10 |

34 | Bode plots, conclusion | |

35-37 | Review | Problem set 10 due in Lec #35 |

38 | Final exam |