COURSE OBJECTIVES:
for each course objective, links to the Program Outcomes are identified
in brackets.

 To teach students elementary tools of modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermofluid systems [1, 5, 11]
 To teach a basic understanding of behavior of first and secondorder linear timeinvariant differential equations [1]
 To teach basic concepts of Laplace transforms, transfer functions, and frequency response analysis [1, 11]
 To introduce the concept of stability and the use of feedback control to actively control system behavior [1, 3, 5]
 To provide examples of realworld systems to which modeling and analysis tools are applied(e.g., DC Motor) for the purpose of design [11]
 To introduce an appreciation for decisionmaking skills needed to devise models that adequately represent relevant behaviors yet remain simple [1, 5]
 To teach basic concepts in numerical integration and computer simulation of mathematical models [11]

COURSE OUTCOMES:
for each course outcome, links to the Course Objectives are identified
in brackets.

 Given a description of a realworld system, make educated decisions about how to model it in terms of idealized, lumped elements [1, 5, 6, 7]
 Given a simple system containing some combination of mechanical, electrical, and/or thermofluid elements, write a differential equation describing its input/output behavior [1]
 Given a first or secondorder LTI differential equation, predict its step response or free response [2]
 Given a LTI differential equation and a sinusoidal input, predict the gain and phase of the steadystate output as a function of input frequency [3]
 Given certain desired performance characteristics for a system (such as maximum overshoot due to a step input), translate specifications into design parameters (such as the dimensions of a coil spring) necessary to provide those characteristics [4, 5, 7]
 Given a physical description of a system and a graphical representation of its timedomain response (step, frequency, etc.), estimate system parameters (i.e. friction or damping coefficient, spring constant) [3, 4, 5]
 Given a LTI differential equation and an arbitrary input composed of steps, ramps, and other simple functions, set up the solution using Laplace transforms [3]
 Describe basic applications of proportional, integral, and derivative feedback in control systems to improve performance or stability [4]
 Given a system composed of mixed mechanical/electrical/thermofluid components, write the transfer function describing inputoutput behavior [1, 3]
 Given a system with given performance, describe (qualitatively) how behavior can be improved according to specifications such as overshoot and settling time, using some combination of parameter tuning and feedback control [2, 4, 5, 7]
 Describe how changes in parameter values will affect damping ratio and natural frequency for a system, and how these characteristics are manifested in the systems behavior [2,3,7]
 Implement a mathematical model into commercial simulation software, and exercise the model to make engineering assessments [2, 5, 6, 7]
