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LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
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
19 Poles and zeros Problem set 6 out
20 Standard 1st and 2nd 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
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