MA20220: Ordinary differential equations and control
[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]
Academic Year:  2020/1 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits:  6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] 
Notional Study Hours:  120 
Level:  Intermediate (FHEQ level 5) 
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Assessment Summary:  EX 100% 
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Requisites: 
Before taking this module you must take MA10207 AND take MA10209 AND take MA10210 AND take MA10230
Before or while taking this module you must take MA20216 
Description:  Aims: This course will provide standard results and techniques for solving systems of linear autonomous differential equations, including Laplace transform methods. Based on this material an introduction to the ideas of mathematical control theory will be given, with emphasis on stability and feedback. Learning Outcomes: After taking this unit, students should be able to: * Show that they are conversant with the basic ideas in the theory of linear autonomous differential equations. * Employ Laplace transform and matrix methods for the solution of such equations. * Demonstrate familiarity with elementary concepts from linear control theory. * Solve basic controlrelated problems. * Write the relevant mathematical arguments in a precise and lucid fashion. Skills: Numeracy T/F A Problem Solving T/F A Written and Spoken Communication F (in tutorials) Content: Systems of linear ODEs: solution of homogeneous systems; linearly independent solutions; eigenvectors and generalized eigenvectors; fundamental matrices and matrix exponentials; exponential stability; RouthHurwitz criterion; solution of inhomogeneous systems by variation of parameters; introduction to distributions, including the delta distribution. Laplace transforms: statement of conditions for existence; properties including transforms of the first and higher derivatives, damping, delay; inversion by partial fractions; solution of ODEs; convolution theorem; solution of integral equations. Linear control systems: statespace; impulse response; transfer functions; realizations; inputoutput stability; highgain feedback; integral control. 
Programme availability: 
MA20220 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Mathematical Sciences
MA20220 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Mathematical Sciences

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