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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 2.004 (Spring 2008) 
  • Course Title:
  • Dynamics and Control II 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Derek Rowell 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 2.004 Dynamics and Control II

    Spring 2008

    Course Highlights

    This course contains a full set of lecture notes, and many handouts by Prof. Rowell on various topics.

    Course Description

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    • Create lumped parameter models (expressed as ODEs) of simple dynamic systems in the electrical and mechanical energy domains
    • Make quantitative estimates of model parameters from experimental measurements
    • Obtain the time-domain response of linear systems to initial conditions and/or common forcing functions (specifically; impulse, step and ramp input) by both analytical and computational methods
    • Obtain the frequency-domain response of linear systems to sinusoidal inputs
    • Compensate the transient response of dynamic systems using feedback techniques
    • Design, implement and test an active control system to achieve a desired performance measure

    Mastery of these topics will be assessed via homework, quizzes/exams, and lab assignments.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip and .m.


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