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16.338 Nonlinear Aerospace Control Systems

Lecturer: Eric Feron
Pre/co requisites: 16.060 or 6.302 and 6.241 or 16.31 Hours From Bulletin: 3-0-9
Response Rate: 6/6 Actual Hours: 3-0-11.7

Course Ratings Instructor Ratings
Overall Course Rating: 5.3 / 7.0
Eric Feron (L) 5.5 / 7.0

Students felt that 16.338 was a difficult, but enjoyable, subject. Prof. Feron received lots of praise for his liveliness and lecture style. Some felt that his handwriting could use a little improvement, with more than one student noting that typed handouts would be far more readable. Feron also received good marks for being available outside of class to answer questions. Most students seemed to enjoy the course material very much. A few complained about Pulse Modulation and Describing Functions as tricky areas. A few students noted that provision of problem set solutions would aid well in learning the class material. In general, problem sets and quizzes were considered the most useful instruments for learning the subject matter. Useful knowledge for 16.338 includes linear algebra, classical control theory, and a good background in differential equations.

Well presented. Good prof. Good content.

Labs replaced with term project, which was an unpleasant surprise.


Course ratings

Subject
was graded fairly: 4.8 / 7.0
was organized and displayed continuity: 4 / 7.0
pace: 4.7 / 7.0

Instructor ratings

Instructor Eric Feron
Gives well-prepared, relevant presentations: 5.3 / 7.0
Explains clearly, answers questions well: 5.3 / 7.0
Uses the blackboard and visual aids well: 4.2 / 7.0
Uses information technology effectively: 4 / 7.0
Speaks well: 5.3 / 7.0
Encourages questions and class participation: 6.8 / 7.0
Stimulates interest in subject: 6.6 / 7.0
Is available outside of class: 6 / 7.0

Exams, problem sets and projects


Relevancy Quantity Difficulty
Exams 5 / 7.0 3.6 / 7.0 4.2 / 7.0
Problem sets 4.7 / 7.0 4.3 / 7.0 4.7 / 7.0

Required texts / handouts

Useful 4.6 / 7.0
Level of Difficulty 4.8 / 7.0

Other resources


Ease of Access Effectiveness
Instructional software / 7.0 / 7.0
Web based materials / 7.0 / 7.0
Other (e.g., video) / 7.0 / 7.0

Learning Lab Questions

This course has helped me to understand the material in this area better. 5.8 / 7.0
This course stimulated my interest in learning more about this area. 6 / 7.0
I can relate the material I have learned in this subject to material I have learned in other subjects. 6 / 7.0
This course has made me more confident about this subject matter. 5 / 7.0
Where applicable: This subject helped me improve my teamwork and communication skills. 4 / 7.0