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Advances in Undergraduate Control Education: The Analytical Design Approach

Summary: Advances in Undergraduate Control Education: The Analytical
Design Approach
P. Dorato and C.T. Abdallah
EECE Department,
University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA.
Introductory undergraduate control courses in the
USA are generally limited to trial­and­error design
techniques, based largely on the Nyquist stability
criterion and root­locus analysis. The correspond­
ing theory is well over fifty years old. Very little
is presented on analytic design, where one has an
existence theorem, and a computable algorithm to
find a solution when one exists. One reason for the
lack of analytic design in introductory courses is the
level of mathematics required to understand much of
this theory. Here we summarize some of the existing
analytic design techniques, and their mathematical
pre­requisites, and then we propose the interpola­


Source: Abdallah, Chaouki T- Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of New Mexico


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