Modeling Dynamics and Control I OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Course on Dynamic Systems Modeling

Published Jan 29, 2009

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The application of current engineering theories is essential for understanding today's problems and deriving appropriate solutions. 'Modeling Dynamics and Control I' is an OpenCourseWare that is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This course emphasizes modeling, evaluating and controlling the dynamic processes in engineering methods. This course is recommended for undergraduate students earning bachelor's degrees in Mechanical or Civil Engineering.

Modeling Dynamics and Control I: Course Specifics

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Modeling Dynamics and Control I: Course Description

'Modeling Dynamics and Control I' is a free course taught by Professors Steven Dubowsky and David Trumper from the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of dynamic systems modeling, including current control elements. The course intends to teach students the 'natural response of first- order systems' and 'second-order systems,' which are simply methods of classifying systems by the differential equations used to describe them. The instructors examine dynamic systems modeling through a variety of topics, including mechanical translation, gears and electro-mechanical devices, uniaxial rotation and electrical circuits. In addition, there is a review of vibrations, Bode plots, Laplace transforms and analytical and computational solution of differential equations. Several case studies will give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from this course to various real-world engineering problems.

The course materials consist of readings, labs, assignments, study materials and exams. There are also several video demonstrations. If you are interested in taking this course or are interested in downloading the course materials, visit the modeling dynamics and control course page.

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