AME 50650 Course Syllabus

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AME 50650 Course Syllabus

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University of Notre Dame
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

AME 50650 Course Syllabus

Instructor: TA:
  • Xiangyu Ni
    Office: 357D Fitzpatrick
    Office Hours: TBD
Time and Place
  • 204 O'Shaughnessy Hall
    MWF 11:30-12:20

The grading allocation is:
  • Homework: 35%
  • Student Lecture: 10%
  • Midterm: 25%
  • Final exam: 30%
Homework will be assigned most classes and will be due at the beginning of the class two classes after it is assigned. If a homework is submitted after the beginning of the following class but before the beginning of the class after that it will receive 50% credit. Assignments submitted after that will receive no credit. The three lowest homework grades for each person will be discarded. The midterm and final exams will be oral exams. Each student will be responsible for one lecture in the course, typically near the end of the term. I will work with each student to find an appropriate topic for that lecture.

Course Text

There is no required text for the course. Highly recommended references are the following:
  • Nonlinear Systems, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, Hassan K. Khalil
  • Nonlinear Systems: Analysis, Stability and Control, Springer, Shankar S. Sastry
Homework Policy

Collaboration on homeworks is encouraged. However everything you submit must be the result of your own intellectual effort and accurately and substantively reflect your understanding of the subject matter at the time of writing. Many homework problems will be of the nature determining a system that exhibits certain characteristics. In such cases, if you work collaboratively with another student you must find different answers/systems. Any activity that violates the Academic Code of Honor, either in letter or spirit, is prohibited.

  1. Fractional-Order Calculus and Differential Equations
  2. Introduction to Nonlinear Phenomena
  3. Nomenclature and Definitions
  4. Linearization of Nonlinear Equations
  5. Describing Functions (expanded)
  6. Lyapunov Stability
  7. Control and Lyapunov Stability
  8. Linearized Stability
  9. Introduction to Adaptive Control
  10. Stability of Nonautonomous Systems and Boundedness
  11. Center Manifold Theory
  12. Introduction to Bifurcations
  13. Feedback Linearization
  14. Introduction to Hybrid Systems
Bill Goodwine, 376 Fitzpatrick
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