Instructor: Stanislaw H. Żak
Address: Purdue University, Electrical Engineering Bldg, 465 Northwestern Ave,
                    West Lafayette,  IN  47907-2035
Phone: 765-494-6443
Fax: 765-494-3371
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Course Objective: To familiarize students with current trends in dynamic systems control while at the same time equipping them with the tools necessary for advanced feedback design problems. The emphasis will be on design in order to show how control theory fits into practical applications.

Course Description: An introduction to modeling, analysis, and design of dynamical control systems. Stability; Lyapunov's second method and its applications to the control system design. Optimal control methods; linear quadratic regulator, dynamic programming, Pontryagin's minimum principle. Robust feedback control of dynamic systems. Adaptive control. Model-based predictive control (MPC). Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control design.

Prerequisites: Linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, and calculus of several variables. In particular: matrix manipulation, linear spaces, quadratic forms, differentiation of real-valued functions of many variables, gradients, and the chain rule. Working knowledge of linear systems. You may review your linear algebra at your leisure by viewing video lectures by Professor Gilbert Strang.

Homework: There will be five funwork assignments. Funwork assignments will be averaged out to be worth 200 points.

Exams: There will be two one-hour exams, each weighted 100 points. The final exam will be worth 200 points. Thus the course grade will be based on 600 points.

Project: None.

Computer Requirements: CEE minimum computer requirements; the Student Edition of MATLAB (a math-tools program), or its professional version, Version 7 or higher.

Course Textbook: Stanislaw H. Żak, Systems and Control, Oxford University Press, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-19-515011-2

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