Modelling, dynamics and control by Anthony Rossiter

All Tutorial Sheets

This page offers a quick overview of all the tutorial sheets available. The tutorials are grouped into chapters as shown in the left hand index.

Content will cover a broad range of topics, mostly aimed at years 1 and 2 of engineering undergraduate. In addition to these tutorials, there are a few web-based quick fire questions you can try here:

Tutorials on mathematical skills: roots of polynomials, Laplace Transforms, Inverse Laplace, Complex numbers, Logarithms and exponentials, Binomial expansions for A level, Logarithms for A level, Trigonometry for A level, Simultaneous equations, matrices and determinants.

Tutorials on linear models and behaviours: Modelling principles and analogies, modelling of 1st and 2nd order systems, responses of 1st and 2nd order systems, classifying behaviours.
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Tutorials on concepts of feedback and control: Block diagrams, impact of uncertainty, importance and impact of feedback, closed-loop offsets, simple design approaches.

Tutorials on classical control analysis and design tools: root-loci, Bode diagrams, Nyquist diagrames, gain/phase margins, lead and lag compensation.

About the Author: Dr John Anthony Rossiter has been an academic in UK universities for nearly 30 years and taught a huge variety of courses in that time, but with special interest in the topics of modelling, analysis and control. He was educated at Oxford University where he was also awarded his doctorate in 1990 and has been working in The University of Sheffield since 2001. He has a number of prizes for teaching as well as publishing extensively in the academic literature, mainly in the field of predictive control. Currently employed in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering: www.shef.ac.uk/acse.