Introduction of nonlinear systems. Phase plane analysis, nonlinearities, linearization, limit cycles and averaging. Stability techniques: describing function, Lyapunov functions, Popov locus ad circle criterion. Analysis and design of sampled-data systems by Z-transforms and state variable methods. Semiglobal and global stabilization of nonlinear sampled-data systems. Co-listed as ME 6613.
PrerequisItes: Graduate status and EL 6253.