Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Alternative for: Pi2. Optional for: D4, F2. Course coordinator: Dr Anders Robertsson, and Professor Karl-Erik Årzén,, Automatic Control. Prerequisites: FMAF01 Mathematics - Analytic Functions and FMAF05 Mathematics - Systems and Transforms. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: One problem-oriented hand-in problem and one mini-project with opposition that is presented in oral and written form. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give a deeper knowledge and understanding for the mathematical theory behind many of the concepts and methods taught in the Basic Course in Automatic Control (FRT010)

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course is given in parallel with the Basic Course in Automatic Control (FRT010). It brings up many of the concepts that are being taught in the basic course from a more mathematical perspective. Some examples are: Solutions to the system equations, deduction of controllability and observability criteria, Kalman’s decomposition formula, the argument principle, robustness analysis.

Åström K.J: Reglerteori, Almqvist & Wiksell, 1976 or
Åström K J: Introduction to Control, 2004 (book manuscript)
Handout material