MAE 281A - Nonlinear Systems (Winter 2017)
Course web address: http://flyingv.ucsd.edu/krstic/teaching/281a/281a.html
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, WLH 2207
Cancelled classes: TBD
Make up classes: TBD
Office Hours by Instructor : Mondays, 9-10 am, 1808 EBU1
Office Hours by TA: Mondays and Fridays, 1-2 pm, 2101 EBU1
Final Exam: Thursday, March 23, 8:00-11:00
Homework (pdf) 30%
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.