Instructor | Eric Sutton, Bryan 225, Homepage |

Course Web Site | http://classes.engineering.wustl.edu/ese441 |

Course meeting times | Monday & Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00PM in Lopata Hall, Room 101 |

Final exam | Monday, May 5, 6:00 - 8:00 in Lopata, Room 101 |

Office hours | M 4:30pm-5:30pm, W 4:30pm-5:30pm |

Prerequisites | ESE 351, MAE 417, or equivalents |

TA | TBD |

- January 28, 2014 -- Added one more problem to Homework 2.
- February 19, 2014 -- On Wednesday, February 19, there will be no office hours, and class will begin at 6pm.
- March 25, 2014 -- Homework 8 has been shortened, and a partial homework 9 posted.

TBD

Introduction to theory and practice of automatic control for continuous-time systems. Representations of the system: transfer function, block diagram, signal flow graph, differential state equation and output equation. Analysis of control system components. Transient and steady-state performance. System analysis: Routh-Hurwitz, root-locus, Nyquist, Bode plots. System design: PID controller, and lead-lag compensators, pole placement via state feedback, observer, stability margins in Nyquist and Bode plots. Emphasis on design principles and their implementation. Design exercises with a MATLAB package for specific engineering problems.

- Norman S. Nise, Control Systems Engineering, 6th Edition, ISBN-10: 0470547561, ISBN-13: 978-0470547564

- Homework 1 -- Solution Due Wednesday, January 22
- Homework 2 -- Solution Due Monday, February 3
- Homework 3 -- Solution Due Monday, February 10
- Homework 4 -- Solution Due Wednesday, February 12
- Homework 5 -- Solution Due Wednesday, February 19
- Homework 6 -- Solution Due Monday, February 24,
*at the beginning of class*. - Homework 7 -- Solution Due Wednesday, March 19
- Homework 8 -- Solution Due Wednesday, March 26
- Homework 9 -- Solution Due Wednesday, April 2
- Homework 10 -- Solution Due Wednesday, April 9
- Homework 11 -- Solution Due Monday, April 14,
*at the beginning of class*. - Homework 12 -- Solution Due Wednesday, April 23

As a general rule, late work will not be accepted. Special arrangements, either due to emergencies or made well in advance, will be considered individually.

- Exam 1: Wednesday, February 26, 2013, in class
- Exam 2: Wednesday, April 16, 2013, in class
- Final: Monday, May 5, 2013, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Homework | 15% |

Exam 1 | 25% |

Exam 2 | 25% |

Final | 35% |

Students with disabilities or suspected disabilities are strongly encouraged to both bring any additional considerations to the attention of the instructor and make full use of the University's Disability Resource Center (http://disability.wustl.edu).

You are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic integrity and refrain from the forms of misconduct spelled out in the University Academic Integrity Policy.