Lecture 2 - Control System Introduction and Terminology

Lecture 2 covers the key components of a control system and terminology. We'll cover common terminology used in control system design, types of controllers, and control modes. It is important to learn these basic concepts as a foundation for the rest of the semester.

As part of the lecture, there is a group activity to learn the principal parts of a control system and become familiar with some basic control strategies.


  1. Course reading for next class: Chapter 2 (PPC)
  2. Assignment due by the start of Lecture #3: 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 (PDC) and Q1.1 (PPC)

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