|Dr. Brad Burchett|
|Dept. of Mechanical Engineering|
|Office: C-107 Moench Hall|
|Office Phone: 877-8929|
There is no required textbook for this course, however we will use the following for references (listed from greatest to least importance).
Control Systems Engineering, Norman S. Nise, Wiley, 2011.
Applied optimal control: optimization, estimation, and control, Arthur Earl Bryson, Yu-Chi Ho, limited view on Google Books
Numerical Methods for Linear Control Systems Design and Analysis:, Biswath Nath Datta
Linear System Theory: The State Space Approach, Lofti A. Zadeh, Charles A. Desoer
Nine homework sets will be issued during the quarter. These problem sets are intended to deepen understanding of the material. The homework set grade is a substantial portion of the course grade and should be addressed accordingly.
This course includes 5 laboratories which complement standard lectures. Laboratory materials will be issued prior to the actual laboratory so the student will be sufficiently prepared to execute the laboratory. Report requirements are as follows:
Grades in ME506 will be determined based on proficiency on Homework Sets, Laboratory Exercise Reports, Mid-Term Exams, and Final Exam. The relative weighting of each graded event is shown below:
|Homework Sets||350 pts|
|Laboratory Reports||170 pts|
|Mid-Term Exams||270 pts|
|Final Project||210 pts|
Occasionally, students will be offered the opportunity to obtain extra credit points. These points are added to the student's total while the total points for the course remain at 1000.
This is a closed-book course. However, you may bring one 8.5x11 sheet of paper (both sides) for the first exam, and two for the second exam. Computer reference policy will vary from exam to exam and will be announced prior to each exam.
Control systems is a truly interdisciplinary field. It has applications in the Ocean, Aeronautical, Astronautical, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Agricultural, and Chemical Engineering disciplines, to name a few. The wide spectrum of applications makes this a very exciting field. Mathematical rigor makes it challenging. I hope you'll find it challenging, and personally rewarding. This course is still developing, and as such, lessons may be changed during the semester. Students will be given ample notice of any change in the attached schedule.