EEweb Home     ::     Graduate Courses     ::     Undergraduate Courses     ::     My Home

Course Description Form

Course number and title: EEM240A Linear Dynamic Systems
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: A. V. Balakrishnan (
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Signals and Systems course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week
Course Assessment:
Homework: Several assignments
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
Grading Policy: Typically, 20% homework assignments, 30% midterm, and 50% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE 141 or MAE 171A
Catalog Description: State-space description of linear time-invariant (LTI) and time-varying (LTV) systems in continuous and discrete time. Linear algebra concepts such as eigenvalues and eigenvectors, signular values, Cayley-Hamilton theorem, Jordan form, solution of state equations; stability, controllability, observability, realizability, and minimality. Stabilization via state feedback and observers; separation principle. Connections with transfer function techniques.  
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
State-space relations of linear time-invariant and time-variant systems
Controllability: definition and tests.
Observability: definition and tests.
Minimal realizations
State feedback
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

:: Last modified: September 2011 by C. Chiuco ::

Copyright © 2003 UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. All rights reserved.
Please contact for comments or questions for the website.