 
Summary: Basics & Representations
The Behavioral Description of Linear
Timeinvariant Systems
Jan Willem Polderman
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of Twente
September 13, 2010
Basics & Representations
Systems and Control: intensive master course 2010
General setting:
The aim of the intensive course SYSTEMS AND CONTROL is to
get familiar with the basic concepts and more advanced notions
from the mathematical theory of systems and control. The text
for the course is the book Introduction to Mathematical Systems
theory: A Behavioral Approach, by J.W. Polderman and J.C.
Willems (Springer, New York, 1998). The book is temporarily
out of print but is downloadable via www.mastermath.nl.
Basics & Representations
The book will be treated in several sessions, see below for a
schedule. The students are expected to participate as follows:
