UW ME 547 Linear Systems


ME547 is a first-year graduate course on modern control systems focusing on: state-space description of dynamic systems, linear algebra for controls, solutions of state-space systems, discrete-time models, stability, controllability and observability, state-feedback control, observers, observer state feedback controls, and when time allows, linear quadratic optimal controls. ME547 is a prerequisite to most advanced graduate control courses in the UW ME department.


  • Undergraduate controls from, e.g., UW ME 471 or ME 545
  • Engineering mathematics including calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations from, e.g., ME 564 Mechanical Engineering Analysis or EE 510 (can be taken concurrently)


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Additional References

  • Linear Systems Theory and Design (4th Ed) by Chi-Tsong Chen, Oxford University Press

  • Joao P. Hespanha, Linear Systems Theory, Princeton, 2009

  • William L. Brogan, Modern Control Theory, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall.

  • P. J. Antsaklis and A. N. Michel, Linear Systems, McGraw Hill.