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Second cycle
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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP4063840, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0527, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADVANCED TOPICS IN CONTROL
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge FRANCESCO TICOZZI ING-INF/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/04 Automatics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Prerequisites: The knowledge of the material presented in the courses "automatic control" and "linear system theory" is needed.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will learn fundamental methods for the analysis of nonlinear systems, as well as some advanced control design techniques.
Examination methods: Midterm and final exam, or homeworks and final presentation.
Assessment criteria: Evaluation will be based on the student's analytic capabilities, the knowledge of course material, the ability of solving problems and construct a mathematical proof, and participation in class.
Course unit contents: The course will present a selection of the following topics:
Analysis of nonlinear systems, solutions and fundamental properties. Lyapunov stability theory, for both time-invariant and time varying systems. Control Lyapunov functions. Controllability for nonlinear systems. Feedback control and exact feedback linearization.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will consists of classroom lectures on theory and applications, and will be integrated by homework assignments and students presentations.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Reference book and instructor's lecture notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Hassan K. Khalil, Nonlinear Systems. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo