Catalog Description: Basic graduate course in non-linear systems. Second Order systems. Numerical solution methods, the describing function method, linearization. Stability - direct and indirect methods of Lyapunov. Applications to the Lure problem - Popov, circle criterion. Input-Output stability. Additional topics include: bifurcations of dynamical systems, introduction to the "geometric" theory of control for nonlinear systems, passivity concepts and dissipative dynamical systems.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: EL ENG 221A (may be taken concurrently).

Fall: 3 hours of lecture per week
Spring: 3 hours of lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam

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