ECE 230A/ME 243A LINEAR SYSTEMS THEORY MoWe, 1011:50am, Phelps 1437 


Syllabus  
The purpose of this course is to provide the students with the basic tools of modern linear systems theory: stability, controllability, observability, realization theory, state feedback, state estimation, separation theorem, etc. For timeinvariant systems both statespace and polynomial methods are studied. The students will also be introduced to the computational tools for linear systems theory available in MATLAB. The intended audience for this course includes, but is not restricted to, students in circuits, communications, control, signal processing, physics, and mechanical and chemical engineering. Corequisite ECE 210A Matrix Analysis and ComputationGraduate levelmatrix theory with introduction to matrix computations. SVD's, pseudoinverses, variational characterization of eigenvalues, perturbation theory, direct and iterative methods for matrix computations. Course's web pageThe syllabus, homework, solutions to homework, and all other information relevant to the course will be continuously posted at the course's web page. The URL is 

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Academics 
Instructor João P. Hespanha email: hespanha@ece.ucsb.edu Office hours: Please email or phone me in advance to schedule for an appointment. Assessment format Homework – 30% Midterm exam – 30% (tentatively on Nov 12; in class) Final exam – 40% (Monday Dec 15, 2014; Phelps 1437 from 811am) Textbook The course will follow closely: Other recommended textbooks are: All students are strongly encouraged to review linear algebra. Chapter 3 of [3] provides a brief summary but a review of a Linear Algebra textbook (such as [4] below) is preferable, especially if one goes through a few exercises.

Study Guide  
The following is a tentative schedule for the course. If revisions are needed they will be posted on the course's web page. Students are strongly encouraged to read the corresponding chapter of the textbook prior to each class.

Homework Assignments  
