ECE 461:
Controls Systems Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems Fall 2014 Revisions: ·
Update for
Fall: 8/17/14 



Instructor:
Jake Glower Office Hours: Tu/Th 1011AM
Text 
VisSim 
SciLab 
Reference Material 
Any book with the title ‘Controls Systems’
and contains root locus plots Some
suggestions: (don’t worry about the
edition – get the least expensive one) ·
Controls Systems: Norman Nise ($18
used) ·
Schaum’s
Outline on Controls ($14) 
Blockdiagram tool for simulating linear
and nonlinear systems. Similar to SimuLink http://www.vissim.com/products/vissim.html 
Matrixbased language for designing and
analyzing feedback control systems.
Similar to MATLAB ·
Home Page (for downloading the
latest version) (http://www.scilab.org/) ·
SciLab
5.1.1 Toolbox (link here for zip
file) ·
SciLab
5.3.3 Toolbox (link here for
zip file) 
All Lectures in One File (click here): 

Date 
Topic 
Video 
Homework 
Labs 
M 
Aug 25 
Holiday! 

Zip file top download and run from your download directory 

W 
Aug 27 


F 
Aug 29 


M 
Sep 1 
Holiday! 


W 
Sep 3 

F 
Sep 5 

M 
Sep 8 



W 
Sep 10 

F 
Sep 12 


M 
Sep 15 

Motor Dynamics 

W 
Sep 17 
Rotational Systems & Gears 


F 
Sep 19 


M 
Sep 22 


W 
Sep 24 
Career Fair (no
class) 


F 
Sep 26 
Review 


M 
Sep 29 
Test #1 



W 
Oct 1 


F 
Oct 3 

M 
Oct 6 


W 
Oct 8 

F 
Oct 10 

M 
Oct 13 

W 
Oct 15 


F 
Oct 17 


M 
Oct 20 



W 
Oct 22 


F 
Oct 24 


M 
Oct 27 




W 
Oct 29 
Review 


F 
Oct 31 
Test #2 


M 
Nov 3 



W 
Nov 5 


F 
Nov 7 


M 
Nov 10 




W 
Nov 12 


F 
Nov 14 


M 
Nov 17 



W 
Nov 19 


F 
Nov 21 


M 
Nov 24 
Review 


W 
Nov 26 
Test #3 


F 
Nov 28 
Holiday! 


M 
Dec 1 
Ladder Logic 



W 
Dec 3 
Ladder Logic 


F 
Dec 5 
Ladder Logic 


M 
Dec 8 
Ladder Logic 



W 
Dec 10 
Ladder Logic 


F 
Dec 12 
Review for Final 


M 
Dec 15 


Final Exam Topics 







Final Exam 




