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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 555 Linear System Theory and Control (3) Advanced problems and techniques in the design of automatic control systems with emphasis on stability, controller design, and optimum performance.

M E 555 Linear System Theory and Control (3)

This course examines problems and techniques in the analysis and design of linear systems. The course assumes a fundamental background in dynamic system modeling and frequency-domain SISO control input analysis and design. Topics include: vectors and vector spaces; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors; the Cayley-Hamilton theorem; Jordan canonical forms; internal and BIBO stability; Lyapunov stability analysis; observability and controllability; similarity transformations, state-space realization, and observer/controller canonical forms; pole placement; elementary observer and state-feedback controller design; the separation principle; Kalman filtering; and linear quadratic regulation.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: M E 455

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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