About the course:
This is a basic course on classical or s-domain control theory. It will be taught as part of the
course with the title "Dynamics and Control Systems (ME 240)". The dynamics portion will
be covered during the months of August and September. The controls portion during October
and November. There will be two lectures/week (total 3hrs). The relevant lecture notes will be
provided in a pdf form. There are in all seven pdf files. This entire material will be covered in
the two months. Each pdf file comes with matlab *.m files. The matlab commands for the cases
presented in the lectures are given in the *.m files. Separate worksheets will be given for the
purpose of practice and study. The solutions will be discussed in a separate classroom session.
There will be one midterm for the controls portion around the end of November and then a final
exam. This course is meant for students who have no prior background in s-domain control theory.
However, since the material is taught within a short span of two months, the teaching pace
may be high.
These lecture notes draw heavily from the two references mentioned below. The students will
benefit by refering to the same.