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ECE 552 - Nonlinear Control

Description: Credit 4. Nonlinear phenomena, linear and piecewise linear approximations,

describing functions, servomechanisms, phase plane, limit cycles, Lyapunov's stability theory,

bifurcation, bilinear control, vibrational control, learning systems.

Prerequisite: ECE 550 or consent of instructor


  • Classification of non-linear phenomena
  • Linear and piecewise linear approximations
  • Phase-plane techniques
  • The describing function
  • Limit cycle
  • Stability concepts/Liapunov-Popov Theory
  • Stability analysis/bifuncation theory
  • Bilinear control
  • Vibrational control
  • Learning systems
Topic revision: r2 - 2011-03-08 - 19:19:07 - Main.ala
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