ENGR 012 - Linear Physical Systems Analysis, 2014

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E11 Diff Eq Review
The Impulse Function and Impulse Response
Translating Systems
The Laplace Transform
Inverse Laplace
The Transfer function
Rotating Systems
First Order Systems
Second Order Systems
State Space
Fourier Series
Fourier Transform


(*) Assignments: E12 Assignments are due Mondays by noon unless otherwise specified.  They are to be turned in to Cassy Burnett in the department office (Hicks 203).

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Course Information

Instructor: Lectures: Erik Cheever, Hicks 305, x8076, echeeve1@swarthmore.edu
Please feel free to drop by anytime for help.  If you are having trouble finding me, please send email.

Lab: Lynne Molter, Hicks 217, x8078
Meeting time & place: MWF 8:30-9:20, Hicks 211
Lab time & place: MW 1:15-4:30, Hicks 312a
Problem session: F 2:00, Hicks 211
Text: This course has no printed textbook.  The following are on reserve:


Coursework Weight
Exam #1 60% Exams weighted equally
but lowest grade weighted
 half as much as others.
Exam #2
Exam #3
Exam #4
(lowest grade will be dropped)
Labs/Project 25%

Policy on working with others

Homework: We encourage you to work together on homework, but don't blindly copy another students work.  You should fully understand all solutions to homework before submitting them.
Labs & Projects: We expect labs to be done as a group with your lab partners.  You may discuss your lab report with other groups, but you may not copy anything from their reports.  Each group will submit a single report (with all members of the group listed).
Exams: Exams are to be solely your own work.  The format of exams may vary, but it is never permissible to seek help from another individual. Any outside sources (texts, internet) that are not explicitly allowed in the exam instructions may not be used.

Accommodation Statement


Course Outcomes

As part of our accreditation, each course we teach has desired educational outcomes associated with it. The outcomes for this course are listed below.

Students develop equations to model various types of systems (e.g., translating mechanical, rotating mechanical, electrical, thermal).
Students apply transform techniques (e.g., Laplace, Fourier) to solve for system responses in time domain and frequency domain.
Students use transfer function and state-space methods to solve for system responses.
Students use MatLab, as appropriate, to solve problems.
Students devise methods and carry out measurements to characterize system parameters.
Student works effectively with classmates to solve problems in the laboratory and prepare reports