M_E_344_Fahrenthold

M_E_344_Fahrenthold - THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN ME...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN ME 344 DYNAMIC SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS SPRING 2010 SYLLABUS UNIQUE NUMBER: 18240 INSTRUCTOR: Eric P. Fahrenthold Office ETC 4.136, phone 471-3064, email epfahren@mail.utexas.edu TIME: TTH 12:30-2:00pm PLACE: ETC 2.132 (some class meetings may be held in a computer classroom) TEACHING ASST: None, the TA assigned to ME344 will serve as a grader. WEB PAGE: The course web page is located on Blackboard. OFFICE HOURS: TTH 11:30-12:30 and by appointment. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this course is to learn fundamental system dynamics and control concepts and apply them to representative systems. COURSE (CATALOG) DESCRIPTION : Lumped physical system models; electrical, fluid, mechanical, and thermal system analysis; linear system transient and steady state behavior; introduction to feedback control. PREREQUISITES: MA427K and ME205 and ME324 with a grade of at least "C" in each; ME340 and ME140L or their equivalents with a grade of at least "C" in each; concurrent enrollment in ME144L or ME244L; and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering. TEXT: System Dynamics (4th edition) by D.C. Karnopp, D.L. Margolis, and R.C. Rosenberg (required text). GRADING: Homework 15% (all assignments given the same weight) Exams 60% (3 exams @ 20% each, 2 in-class & 1 take-home) Final exam 20% Class attendance 5% Plus/minus will not be assigned for the final grade. HOMEWORK POLICY: Problems will be assigned from the textbook or handouts, and solutions will be posted. Homework will be graded; you may discuss the problems with other students but what you turn in must be your own work. Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class on the due date; late homework will not be accepted without special permission from the instructor, based on a discussion conducted in person.
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