Chapter 10: Introduction to
Control Systems
So far our major topics have been:
Modeling physical dynamic systems (obtain ODEs)
Determine the system response to a known input
Now we introduce feedback control systems
The system input depends on the sy

Chapter 7: Analytic Solution of
Linear Dynamic Systems
So far, we have covered the following topics:
Modeling dynamic systems
Standard forms for systems (SSR, TFs, etc)
System response via numerical simulations
Next, we will determine the dynamic res

Chapter 9: Frequency-Response Analysis
We have analyzed the system response for several input functions
such as step, ramp, impulse, pulse inputs
An extremely important matter of concern is a systems response to
periodic or repeating inputs. Examples are

Chapter 6: Numerical Simulation of
Dynamic Systems
So far, we have developed system models in various standard forms:
State-variable equations (linear or nonlinear)
State-space representation (SSR)
I/O equations
Transfer functions
Next, we will introduc

Chapter 8: System Analysis Using
Laplace Transforms
Recall that we used transfer functions to represent the system
dynamics in Chapters 5-7
We derived the transfer functions using the D operator without formally using
Laplace transform methods
This cha

Chapter 3: Modeling Electrical and
Electromechanical Systems
Electronic circuits and electromechanical devices such as solenoids and actuators are
used extensively by mechanical engineers for instrumentation and sensors
We will briefly define the proper

Chapter 4: Modeling Fluid and
Thermal Systems
Pressurized fluids (liquids and gases) are used by mechanical
engineers in the design of devices that deliver forces and
torques to mechanical loads
Hydraulic systems use a liquid as the working fluid
Pneum

Chapter 2: Modeling Mechanical Systems
Mechanical systems are perhaps the most intuitive
systems to model, since models are derived from applying
Newtons 2nd law (F = ma) to each mass (or inertia) element
in a mechanical system
A mechanical system posse

Chapter 1: Introduction to Dynamic
Systems and Control (DSC)
In engineering problems, there is a need to understand
and determine the dynamic response of a physical
system that may involve several components
These efforts involve modeling, analysis, sim

Chapter 5: Standard Models for
Dynamic Systems
So far we have developed system models that are collections of
either first-order ODEs (i.e., an electrical circuit with a single
capacitor or single inductor), and/or second-order ODEs (i.e.,
mechanical syst