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Herbert M Sauro
BIOEN 336
Seattle Campus

Bioengineering Systems and Control

Reviews linear and nonlinear systems analysis and control system design and biological and medical applications. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BIOEN 327; either MATH 136, MATH 308, or AMATH 352. Offered: W.

Class description

The course gives an introduction to linear and non-linear systems analysis and control systems with biological and medical applications. The class starts with an introduction to modeling with examples taken from physiological, (bio)chemical, fluidic and electrical systems. The course then continues with a more general study of linear and non-linear systems using ordinary differential equations that includes for example a study of numerical methods, software applications, transfer functions, feedback control, transient and steady state responses, phase portraits, system linearization and chaotic systems. The course is motivated with examples taken from biochemical control, synthetic biology and physiological systems.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Herbert M Sauro
Date: 01/05/2014