Catalogue 2012 - 2013

EE 425 Linear Systems Theory


3 cr.


EE 301 or ME 320.

Course Description

Students learn the fundamentals of the state space approach to systems modeling, analysis, and design. They also learn how to find the state space model of electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical systems. In addition students learn how to represent a system in the Jordan, first canonical, and phase variable forms, and to apply state space techniques to find zero input, zero state, and complete solution from state space system equations. In addition students learn to perform system stability, controllability, and observability tests and to design state and output feedback techniques as well as observer design technique. Students also learn to use MATLAB computational software to understand new concepts and to perform and implement system analysis and design techniques. The methods of assessment of student learning in this course are homework assignments, quizzes, tests, and a design project.