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.

Lecture notes

  • Single-file course reader
  • “Essentials of Modern Controls,” Course Pack for ME 547, available for purchase at the University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Review of linear algebra for controls: notes, slides



Youtube Lecture List

Additional References

  • 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.