Course: ECE 681. Nonlinear Control Systems (3)
Prerequisite: ECE 480. This course studies methods for modeling, analysis and design of nonlinear dynamical systems with applications in control. The materials include analysis of nonlinear systems by means of describing functions and phase-plane diagrams; stability studies by means of the first and second methods of Lyapunov, Popov’s Methods and La Salle’s Theorem, and system design methods, including Lyapunov based design, feedback linearization, sliding mode control and adaptive control.