http://www.egr.msu.edu/~xbtan/Courses/ECE313_Spring16.htm
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Prof. Xiaobo Tan, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Office: 3213 Engineering Building. Tel: (517)432-5671
Email: xbtan@egr.msu.edu. Homepage: http://www.egr.msu.edu/~xbtan
Office hours: Wednesday,10-11:30 am;Thursday,11am-12pm; or by appointment
Tian Xie, xietian1@msu.edu
M, W, F, 3 - 3:50 pm, A155 Plant & Soil Science Building
Nise, Control Systems Engineering (6th Edition), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011
Introduction to control systems
Transfer functions, models for electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical systems
Stability, time response, steady-state error, and sensitivity
Root locus method, gain adjustment, PD/PI/PID/Lead/Lag/Lead-Lag compensators
Frequency response, Bode plots, Nyquist criterion, gain adjustment and compensators
Matlab, Simulink, and Control Systems Toolbox throughout the semester
Homework is assigned weekly, and will be posted one week before the due date. Homework is due in class. Homework solutions will be posted after the due date.
The lowest homework grade will be dropped.
While discussion on homework problems between students is allowed and encouraged, copying homework solutions directly from any sources (including peers) is strictly prohibited. A violating student will receive zero points for the whole assignment in question. The instructor reserves further rights to reflect homework cheating on the final grade.
Attendance is required. A student missing 8 or more lectures automatically fails the class.
The allowed 7 absences are meant to cover incidents such as sickness, job interviews, family emergencies, and other legitimate circumstances.
Starting the second lecture, attendance is taken for every lecture. Each student shall sign in on the attendance sheet prior to the start of each lecture.
A student who is late for class for 10 or more minutes cannot sign the attendance sheet.
A student who signs the attendance but leaves prior to the end of class will void the signed attendance.
Signing in on behalf of another student is strictly prohibited. Once discovered, both students involved will receive warning, and the instructor reserves further rights to reflect sign-in cheating on the final grades of both.
Please use your consistent signature in attendance sign-in.
There will be two midterm exams and one final exam. Note that the exact dates for the midterms will be announced two weeks before the exams.
Midterm 1: TBA
Midterm 2: TBA
Final exam: May 4, Wednesday,3 - 5 pm, A155 Plant & Soil Science Building. Note that failing to attend the final exam automatically fails the class.
The honors option is available. Eligible and interested students should contact the instructor during the first week of class.
The final grade is based on homework (20%), midterm 1 (25%), midterm 2 (25%), and final exam (30%).
Percentile |
85% - 100% |
80% - 84.9% |
70% - 79.9% |
65% - 69.9% |
60% - 64.9% |
Final grade |
4.0 |
3.5 |
3.0 |
2.5 |
2.0 |
The instructor can adjust the above grading scale as he deems appropriate.