Dynamic Systems and Instrumentation
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to dynamic system modeling and analysis. Basic instrumentation techniques are also presented. Includes derivation of state equations, analytical and numerical solution of state equations, and frequency response analysis.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: - Lumped Parameter Modeling of Dynamic Systems
- Graphical Models of Dynamic Systems
- Derivation of State Equations
- Block Diagram Representation of Linear System Models
- Analytical Solution of State Equations
- Numerical Solution of State Equations
- Frequency Response of Linear Systems
- Principles of Instrumentation and Experimentation
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will:
1. Develop an understanding of the primitive elements/lumped parameters (e.g. masses, springs, dampers, etc.) that are used to characterize the generation, storage, and dissipation of energy in dynamic systems. Develop an understanding of the behavior of such elements in mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal systems.
2. Employ graphical techniques (e.g. linear graphs) to represent the interactions among all of the lumped parameters within a dynamic system.
3. Derive a set of differential equations that describe the state of a dynamic system over time. The dynamic system may involve multiple energy domains (e.g. mechanical, electrical, fluid, etc.).
4. Use block diagram techniques to represent linear systems. Develop state equations directly from a block diagram.
5. Develop analytical solutions for the state equations. Know how to solve the state equations for various input functions, such as steps, ramps, or impulses.
6. Solve state equations by using numerical techniques. Use commercial software to solve state equations and plot results as a function of time.
7. Use Bode plots to characterize system response as a function of the sinusoidal frequency of the input. Develop plots for both first and second order systems.
8. Develop an understanding of instrumentation tools and techniques that support engineering experimentation.
REQUIREMENTS: Lab Format: Lab time is used to review relevant software programs (such as MATlab and LABview) and to perform various instrumentation exercises. Any assignments or reports from lab are due at the beginning of the following lab period. Additional activites may also be conducted during lab time, such as reviewing previous homework assignments, solving additional problems, active learning activities, etc. One lab period will be used to administer the midterm exam.

Grades: The weights assigned to various components of the course are shown below.
Homework 30%
Lab Reports 20%
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 25%
Letter grades are assigned according to the following scale:
90 - 100% A
80 - 90% B
70 - 80% C
60 - 70% D
60% or Less F
"Plusses" are given to the top 30 percent of a grading range (except for the 90 - 100 range) and "minuses" are given to the bottom 30 percent of a grading range.

Homework: A homework set is assigned for each chapter of the text that is covered in the course. Due dates for homework are listed in the course outline. Late homework is penalized 10% per day. You may discuss homework problems with other students, but the work you turn in should be your own.

Classroom Dress and Behavior: One of the missions of BYU-Idaho is to "maintain a wholesome academic, cultural, social and spiritual environment." In order to fulfill this mission, all students are expected to abide by the BYU-Idaho honor code, including the Academic Honesty Policy and the Dress and Grooming Standards. Each student should ensure that his or her dress and behavior are consistent with these standards. Those who are not familiar with the BYU-Idaho honor code should refer to the course catalog for more information.

Exams: One midterm exam and a final exam are given during the semester. The final exam is comprehensive.

Communication: Don't hesitate to communicate with the instructor via telephone, email, or during office hours. It is important that questions and concerns are resolved and that all students have a positive experience in this course.

Disclaimer: The syllabus and class outline represent at tentative schedule for this course. However, be aware that changes, deletions, corrections, or additions to the schedule may be made during the course. Although you will be given advance notice, it is your responsibility to attend class and be aware of any such modifications to the course schedule.

Disabilities: Any special needs or disabilities should be discussed with the instructor during the first week of class so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
PREREQUISITES: Math 316 or Math 371, ME 204, PH 220
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003