Syllabus for “Linear Systems I”
ME243A/ECE230A, Fall 2013
Instructor: Francesco Bullo

This is the syllabus for the UCSB course ME 243A / ECE 230A “Linear Systems I”, Fall 2013 (lecture times during period: Th.22sep2013 through Fri.02dec2013). This information is available at the URL http://motion.me.ucsb.edu/ME243A-Fall2013.

How to turn in homework

  • Homework is typically due on Wednesday of the following week (e.g., Homework for Week 1 is due on the Wednesday of Week 2).

  • Self-grading scheme: On the day the homework is due, (1) you will confirm that you completed the homework, (2) I will provide you with the answer key. Over the next few days, (4) you will self-grade your homework, and (4) you will turn in your self-graded homework by the following lecture on Monday. You will not have access anymore to your solutions after turning them in.

How to learn Matlab

  • Matlab video tutorials (html) and demos (html) - by MathWorks

  • Matlab Primer (version 3, by Kermit Sigmon): (pdf)

Textbook

  • J. Hespanha. “Linear Systems Theory”, 2009. (ISBN-13: 978-0-691-14021-6). Details available here.

Week 1: September 30 and October 2

  • Reading Assignment: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

  • Homework Assignment #1 due Wed Week 2: Exercises 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.

Week 2: October 7 and 9

  • Reading Assignment: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4

  • Homework Assignment #2 due Mon Week 4: Exercises 4.3, 4.4, 4.6

Week 3: October 14 and 16

  • Reading Assignment: Chapter 5 and 6

  • Homework Assignment #3 due Wed Week 5: Exercises 5.2, 6.2, 7.1

Week 4: October 21 and 23

  • Reading Assignment: Chapter 7 and first half of Chapter 8

  • Homework Assignment: No assignment

Week 5: October 28 and 30

  • Reading Assignment: second half of Chapter 8

  • Homework Assignment #4 due Wed Week 6 (postponed till Monday Week 7): Exercises 8.6, 8.7, 9.1

Week 6: November 4 and 6

  • Reading Assignment: Chapter 9 and 10

  • Homework Assignment: none yet.

Week 7: November 13 (Nov 11 Veterans Day)

  • Reading Assignment: Chapter 11

  • MIDTERM: Wednesday November 13. In class midterm exam on the material covered up and including Chapter 9. The midterm exam is closed book, but during the exam you are allowed to consult one letter-size piece of paper with handwritten notes.

Week 8: November 18 and 20

  • Reading Assignment: Chapter 12 and 13

  • Homework Assignment #5 due Mon Week 9: Exercises 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3

Week 9: November 25 and 27

  • Reading Assignment: Chapter 14 and 15

  • Homework Assignment #6 due Wed Week 10: Exercises 14.2 and 14.3

Week 10: December 2 and 4

  • Reading Assignment: (Chapter 16, 17 and review)

  • Homework Assignment #7 due Fri Dec 2: Exercise 17.2

Finals Week

  • Monday December 9, 8-11am, Engr Bldg II, room 2243