Linear Control Systems

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to control systems with emphasis on analysis and design. Here we study the major steps in analysis and design of linear control system including modelling of dynamical systems, linearization, transient and steady-state response analysis, stability analysis using different methods, and design controller via different techniques.

Course Textbooks:

Katsuhiko Ogata, Modern Control Engineering, Prentice Hall, Fourth Edition.

Richard C. Dorf and Robert H. Bishop, Modern Control Systems, Prentice Hall, Ninth Edition.

Office Hours:

Please go to and choose a suitable time slot in the non-blocked areas on (preferably Saturday and/or Monday).


Homework: 10%

Midterm: 40%

Final: 50%


Midterm exam is on 17/02/94.

Final exam is on ?/04/94.


Matlab Assignments:

You are allowed and encouraged to work on the homework with groups of your classmates. The purpose of the homework is to practice with the material and to improve your understanding. We encourage you to learn from each other, and also to ask us when you have questions. However, the homework solutions that you hand over for grading must be written individually. Be sure that you understand the reasoning for each problem, even if you initially solved the problem with help from your classmates.

Former Exams:

Midterm Exams: 92-93 (spring), 93-94(spring), 94-95(fall)

Final Exams: 91-92, 92-93

Sample Semi-Logarithmic Paper


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