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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Linda Bushnell
M E 547
Seattle Campus

Linear Systems Theory

Linearity, linearization, finite dimensionality, time-varying vs. time-invariant linear systems, interconnection of linear systems, functional/structural descriptions of linear systems, system zeros and invertibility, linear system stability, system norms, state transition, matrix exponentials, controllability and observability, realization theory. Recommended: either A A 447, E E 447, or M E 471. Offered: jointly with A A 547/E E 547.

Class description

System Representation: state space linearization causality, time invariance, and linearity impulse response and transfer function of state space solutions to LTV systems solutions to LTI systems

Stability: Lyapunov Input-Output

Controllability and State Feedback: controllable subspaces controllable systems controllable decompositions stabilizability

Observability and Output Feedback: observability output feedback minimal realizations

Student learning goals

Understand all concepts of class

Learn how to use Matlab and Simulink

Demonstrate knowledge on a real project

General method of instruction

Meetings once a week 6:00pm - 9:50pm 6:00pm - 8:20pm lecture 8:30pm - 9:50pm laboratory (EE 3rd floor)

Recommended preparation

Linear algebra

Class assignments and grading

Homework 30% Midterm 20% Project 30% Final 20%


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 Linda Bushnell
Date: 11/09/2012