Systems and Control
This course provides an introduction to the analysis of control systems.
The main focus will be on techniques in classical control theory, including
root-locus, Bode, and Nyquist plots. Students
will learn how to transform linear dynamical systems between state-space
and frequency domains, and explore conditions for stability in each domain.
Students will design controllers through P, PI, PID, phase-lead, and
phase-lag filters. Applications will range across electrical, mechanical,
chemical, biomedical, and biological systems.
Students will need a functional knowledge of differential equations, complex variables, Laplace transforms (acquired from EECE253 (Circuit Analysis II) or equivalent) and linear algebra.
Dr. Edmond Cretu
KAIS 3063 (Phone: 604-827-4115)
Office Hours: Wed, 12:00-1:00pm or by appointment
Mon: 10am-12:00pm, MacLeod202
Textbook resources (complementary)
R.C. Dorf and R.H. Bishop  Modern Control
Systems 13th Edition, Pearson
Mathworks Matlab/Simulink - UBC campus license
allows students to install it on their personal laptops as well -
Instructions are available at
Homework problems - only preparatory for midterms
Mid Term Exams: 40% - 3 midterms, best 2 considered
Final Exam: 60%
Project (optional): 10% (reduces midterms weight to 30%)
Review of op amps basic circuits:
JungOp Amp applications handbook (Analog Devices)
ManciniOp Amps for everyone (Texas Instruments)