MAE 281A - Nonlinear Systems (Winter 2018)

Department of MAE, UCSD

 

Course web address: http://flyingv.ucsd.edu/krstic/teaching/281a/281a.html

Instructor: Prof. Miroslav Krstic, 1808 EBUI, 822-1374, krstic@ucsd.edu

Teaching Assistant: Stephen Chen (stc007@eng.ucsd.edu) and Nick Willems (nwillems@eng.ucsd.edu), 2101 EBUI


Texts:

      Khalil, Nonlinear Systems, Prentice Hall, 2001.

      (supplemental) Krstic, Kanellakopoulos, and Kokotovic, Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Design, Wiley, 1995.

Prerequisites: Linear Systems (MAE 280A) or consent of instructor

 

Time and Place: TuTh, 8:00-9:20 am, PCYNH (Pepper Canyon Hall) 121

Cancelled classes: TBD  

Make up classes: TBD

 

Office Hours by Instructor : Monday 10-11am (1808 EBUI)

Office Hours by TA: Monday 2-3pm, Friday 1-2pm (2101 EBUI)

Final Exam: Thursday, March 22, 8:00-11:00 am - Location TBD

Grading:

Homework (pdf) 30%
      

Final 70%

 

Course Objective: The course will give the students an in-depth introduction to stability and other analysis techniques for nonlinear systems and prepare them for courses on nonlinear control design (MAE 281B) and adaptive control (MAE 282, alternate years). Students from all departments are welcome.

 

Topics: Existence and uniqueness of solutions of ODEs, sensitivity equations. Stability, direct and converse Lyapunov theorems, LaSalle's theorem, linearization, invariance theorems. Center manifold theorem. Stability of perturbed systems with vanishing and non-vanishing perturbations, input-to-state ability, comparison method. Input-output stability. Perturbation theory and averaging. Singular perturbations. Circle and Popov criteria.