Course syllabus suggestions

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If you are planning to use AM05 as a textbook for a course, there are several ways of using the material in the textbook, depending on your audience. This page contains some suggestions for how the material in the text can be taught.

Course for Non-Traditional Backgrounds

AM05 was written with the intent of being used for courses that included students from the sciences that have non-traditional (engineering) backgrounds. This audience includes students with backgrounds in biology, computer science, economics, ecosystems and geophysic. The following table summarizes a quarter long and semester long sequence using the text:

Week 10 week course 14 week course Week
1 Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
2 Chapter 2 - System Modeling Chapter 2 - System Modeling 2
3 Chapter 3 - Dynamic Behavior 3
Chapter 3 - Dynamic Behavior
4 Chapter 4 - Linear Systems 4
5 Chapter 5 - State Feedback Chapter 4 - Linear Systems 5
6 Chapter 7 - Transfer Functions Chapter 5 - State Feedback 6
7 Chapter 8 - Loop Analysis Chapter 6 - Output Feedback 7
8 Chapter 9 - PID Control Chapter 7 - Transfer Functions 8
9 Chapter 10 - Loop Synthesis Chapter 8 - Loop Analysis 9
10 Review Chapter 9 - PID Control 10
11 Chapter 10 - Loop Synthesis 11
12 12
Chapter 11 - Robust Performance
13 13
14 Chapter 12 - Implementation 14
15 Review 15

Course for Traditional Engineering Disciplines

Links to Courses Using AM 05