ENGS 22: Systems

Offered

14W, 15W: 9L, laboratory
14S, 15S: 9L, laboratory
14X, 15X: 10, laboratory

Prerequisites

MATH 13, PHYS 14, and ENGS 20

Dist

TLA

Instructors

Lynd (14W)
Scherer (15W)
Stauth (spring)
Trembly (summer)

Textbooks

Winter 2014: see list
Spring 2014: see list
Summer 2013: see list

The student is introduced to the techniques of modeling and analyzing lumped systems of a variety of types, including electrical, mechanical, reacting, fluid, and thermal systems. System input will be related to output through ordinary differential equations, which will be solved by analytical and numerical techniques. Systems concepts such as time constant, natural frequency, and damping factor are introduced. The course includes computer and laboratory exercises to enhance the students’ understanding of the principles of lumped systems. Students will develop the ability to write MATLAB code. Spring and summer enrollment is limited to 60 students; winter enrollment is limited to 40 students.