ENGR 3254 - Systems Dynamics I, 4 Credits
Prerequisite(s): MATH 6114 with D or better and PHYS 1064 with D or better
This course is an introduction to modeling, analysis and design of dynamic and feedback control systems using a common methodology regardless of physical discipline. Mathematical modeling, block diagrams, transfer functions, system excitation, response and stability of linear mechanical and electrical systems in both time and frequency domains will be studied using classical techniques, state space representation, matrix notation and Laplace transforms. The laboratory will include digital computer simulation of independent and coupled, first and second order electrical and mechanical systems using MATLAB and SIMULINK.