Lectures for PURDUE Students; Spring Semester;
Instructors: Weijun Zhang, Jianjun Yuan.
To teach students elementary tools of modeling of mechanical, electrical, and thermo-fluid systems.
To teach the basics about the behavior of first- and second-order linear time-invariant dynamic systems.
To teach the concept of Laplace transforms, transfer functions, and frequency response analysis.
To introduce the concept of stability and the use of feedback control to actively control system behavior.
To provide examples of real-world systems to which modeling and analysis tools are applied for the purpose of design.
To establish an appreciation for decision-making skills needed to devise models that adequately represent relevant behaviors of dynamic systems.