This course is designed as the introduction course about automatic control. It focuses on the so called classical control techniques, such as the root-locus method, Bode diagram and Nyquist criterion.
At the beginning, we will introduce the concepts of systems and the mathematical descriptions of systems. Then we will discuss the characteristics of feedback systems. Finally we will learn some useful techniques, as mentioned above, to analyze system stability and performance.
After the course, the students are expected to have a solid understand about
models, closed-loop systems and some classical analyzing tools. For further
study, students are encouraged to attend advanced courses, such as Linear
Control Systems and Robust Control, e.t.c.