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Mechanical Engineering (M E)

M E 357 System Dynamics (3) Mathematical modeling and analysis of linear dynamic systems; performance and design of simple controllers.

M E 357 System Dynamics (3)

This course is to explore the modeling of linear systems via transfer functions and state-space models; analysis of systems in the time and frequency domain using transfer functions and stat-space models; development of control techniques based on PID. The use of software Matlab and Simulink is another emphasis. Students are evaluated through the use of written exams during the semester, a comprehensive written final, weekly homework assignments, and a design project. This course is required in the ME BD program at Behrend, integrates material from a number of previous courses, and provides the student with tools that will be used in a number of subsequent courses.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: CMPSC 200, E E 211 orE E 212, MATH 251

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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