This unit deals with the mathematical modelling of dynamic systems. It covers the following topics: classification of signals and systems; time- domain response and convolution of systems; modelling of systems in the time domain such as fluid systems, mechanical mass spring damper systems and electrical circuit systems; equivalence of systems; Fourier series, Fourier transform, Laplace transform and its application to modelling of systems; discrete Fourier series and transform; sampling; relationship between time and frequency domain description of discrete and continuous signals and systems; modelling of systems in the frequency domain such as fluid systems, mechanical mass spring damper systems and electrical circuit systems; Introduction to control systems, transfer functions, pole and zeros, system stability; applications and tuning of PID controllers.
This unit is reliant on on-line materials including electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.
Prescribed Text - FUNDAMENTALS OF SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS