Pushkin Kachroo, Ph.D., Ph.D., P.E.

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Topics:
  • Signals and Systems
    1. Dirac Delta, Distributions, Unit Step, Ramp
    2. Convolution
    3. Laplace, Fourier, and Z Transforms
    4. Fourier series, Nyquist Theorem, Bode Plots
  • Mathematical Modeling
    1. Electrical Circuits: RLC,OP Amps
    2. Mechanical Systems: mass, damper, spring
    3. Electro-mechanical: Motors
  • Response of First and Second Order Systems to Impulse, step, and ramp
  • Block Diagrams
  • Routh-Hurwitz Stability
  • Root Locus Method
  • Bode Plots, Gain and Phase Margins
  • Nyquist Plot
  • PID, lead-lag Control Design
Some Old Exams:
  1. Spring11 Exam
  2. Spring12 Exam
  3. Spring13 Exam
  4. Spring15 Exam
  5. Spring16 Exam
  6. Spring17 Exam
  7. Spring18 Exam
Some References (Signals and Systems):
  1. Schaum's Outline of Signals and Systems
  2. Signals and Systems, by Alan V. Oppenheim
Some References (Controls):
  1. Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, Franklin
  2. Schaum's Outline of Feedback and Control Systems
  3. Control Systems Engineering, Nise
  4. Modern Control Systems, Dorf
  5. Automatic Control, Kuo
  6. Modern Control Engineering, Ogata