ME/ECE 859-Nonlinear Systems and Control, Spring 2008


Instructor: Jongeun Choi, Assisntant Professor

2459 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824, Phone: (517)-432-3164 

Email: j c h o i at e g r dot m s u dot e d u


Class schedule: MWF: 9:10-10:00, Room 2320, Engineering Building.

Office hours: M 10:00-11:00 & 13:30-14:30,  W 13:30-14:30, 2459 Engineering Building. or You can drop by my office anytime.
Syllabus: pdf file.

Course Topics
Introduction to nonlinear phenomena. Second-order systems. Stability of equilibrium points and  Lyapunov stability. Passivity-based control. Input-state and Input-output stability. Special nonlinear forms. Stabilization. Robust stabilization. Tracking. Observers. Regulation via integral control. Applications to electrical and mechanical systems.

Sample course outline and lectures by Prof. Khalil:

Required Textbook
H.K. Khalil, Nonlinear Systems, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall 2002.

Lecture Notes

There are about 11 homework assignments, which will be posted at least a week before the due date. The lowest two homework grades are dropped.

Each of students will choose a problem  with some motivation. This will serve as a testbed problem throughout the class. Analysis and synthesis techniques from the class will   be applied to the problem. The abstract, introduction, and  results of the topic will be written in a technical paper format and will be presented in class. See more details in the class syllabus.

Sayyed Rouhollah Jafaritafti

Mayank Mittal
Xiaojian Yang
Ryan Monroe
Yunfei Xu
Andrew White
Will Smits
Joonho Lee

All exams are open book and notes.


Homework                                     25%
Exam 1                                           20%
Exam 2                                           20%
Final Exam(comprehensive)             20%
Project                                            15%
Total                                             100%