6.241 Fall 2009: Class Schedule

Date Event Topic Text PS Posted PS Due
Sept. 9, 2009 Lecture 1 Introduction: an Overview Ch.1   M1 PS1  
Sept. 14, 2009 Lecture 2 Least Squares Optimization Ch.2   Ch.3   M2    
Sept. 16, 2009 Lecture 3 Operator Norm and Robustness Ch.4   Ch.5   M3 PS2 PS1
Sept. 21, 2009 Lecture 4 Singular Value Decomposition and Model Reduction Ch.4   Ch.5   M4    
Sept. 23, 2009 Lecture 5 Catching up on Linear Algebra   PS3 PS2
Sept. 28, 2009 Lecture 6 Dynamic System Models Ch.6 Ch.7 M5    
Sept. 30, 2009 Lecture 7 Linear State Space Models Ch.7 Ch.8 PS4 PS3
Oct. 5, 2009 Lecture 8 Solutions of LTI State Space Equations Ch.10 Ch.11    
Oct. 7, 2009 Lecture 9 Transfer Matrices Ch.12   PS4
Oct. 13, 2009 Lecture 10 Catching up on System Models      
Oct. 14, 2009 Midterm 1 Exam covering PS1-PS4 [ sample questions ] [ solutions ]   PS5  
Oct. 19, 2009 Lecture 11 Lyapunov Functions and Storage Functions Ch.13    
Oct. 21, 2009 Lecture 12 Lyapunov Equations Ch.14 PS6 PS5
Oct. 26, 2009 Lecture 13 Local Stability by Linearization      
Oct. 28, 2009 Lecture 14 I/O Stability and System Norms Ch.15 Ch.16 M6 M7 PS7 PS6
Nov. 2, 2009 Lecture 15 Feedback Inteconnections of Systems Ch.17    
Nov. 4, 2009 Lecture 16 Performance Measures in Feedback Control Ch.18 PS8 PS7
Nov. 9, 2009 Lecture 17 Small Gain Theorem Ch.19    
Nov. 16, 2009 Lecture 18 Robust Stability and Performance Ch.20 Ch.21   PS8
Nov. 18, 2009 Midterm 2 Exam covering PS1-PS7 [ sample ] [ hints ] [ answers ]   PS9  
Nov. 23, 2009 Lecture 19 Catching Up on Robustness Analysis      
Nov. 25, 2009 Lecture 20 Reachibility Ch.22 Ch.23 PS10 PS9
Nov. 30, 2009 Lecture 21 Observability Ch.24    
Dec. 2, 2009 Lecture 22 Balanced Truncation Ch.26   PS10
Dec. 7, 2009 Lecture 23 Pole Placement Ch.28 Ch.29    
Dec. 9, 2009 Lecture 24 Summarizing and Catching Up      
Week of Dec. 14 Final [ Sample problems ] Exam covering PS1-PS10 [ Q3 ]