T his web site provides an introduction to control systems and includes activities designed to help the reader develop their intuition about the way control systems work. The site was designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional control systems textbook. As such there are many place were the site sacrifices mathematical rigor for readability.
Use the navigation bar at the top to access the table of contents or to move between pages
Experiments are interactive pages design to help the reader understand fundamental concepts. These pages are designated with a
Examples show how the theory is applied to engineering examples. These pages are designated with a
Notes can be added by the reader or by the instructor (tell me more). Click in light grey bar at the left to add a note. Existing notes are indicated by a small dot on the bar: for reader, for instructor. Hover the mouse over the dot to see the note. Click on a dot to edit the note.
Reader's notes are store on your computer by the browser. If you move to another computer, or browser, your personal notes will not follow. This will change once user accounts are enabled.
Instructor's notes are loaded from a server so they appear on every browser and computer. Currently only the site author can added instructor notes. This too will change when user accounts are enabled.
This site was developed using Chrome. Some feature may not work under other browsers (updates addressing this issue are in progress).
This is an experimental site and is being made available "as is" - which is developer speak for "there are errors."
The site is being used to experiment with different content delivery and animation ideas. The site is being developed using Chrome desktop web browser may not work correctly under other browsers including mobile system. Remember, this is an experiment.
This site utilizes Jquery, Jquery UI and Rpoly.js polynomial solver. Figures and SVG content were created using Inkscape
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