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Bertsekis, Tsitsiklis, //Introduction to Probability,// Athena Scientific, 2E. | Bertsekis, Tsitsiklis, //Introduction to Probability,// Athena Scientific, 2E. | ||

- | Hsu, //Schaum's Outline of Probability, Random Variables, and Random Processes, Schaum's Outline Series, 2E. | + | Hsu, //Schaum's Outline of Probability, Random Variables, and Random Processes,// Schaum's Outline Series, 2E. |

===== Prerequisites ===== | ===== Prerequisites ===== | ||

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Final grades in the course will be based on the following distribution: | Final grades in the course will be based on the following distribution: | ||

| Homework | 20% | | | Homework | 20% | | ||

- | | Quizes | 20% | | + | | Quizes | 25% | |

- | | Midterm 1 | 20% | | + | | Midterm | 25% | |

- | | Midterm 2 | 20% | | + | | Final | 30% | |

- | | Final | 20% | | + | |

Grading Scale: A (93-100), A- (92-90), B+ (87-89), B (83-86), B- (80-82), C+ (77-79), C (73-76), C- (70-72), D+ (67-69), D (63-66), D- (60-62), E (59 and lower). | Grading Scale: A (93-100), A- (92-90), B+ (87-89), B (83-86), B- (80-82), C+ (77-79), C (73-76), C- (70-72), D+ (67-69), D (63-66), D- (60-62), E (59 and lower). | ||

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==== Homework ==== | ==== Homework ==== | ||

- | Homework will be assigned weekly and is due in class on the day indicated on the [[ee483schedule|schedule]]. Late homework will not be accepted. The solutions to the homework will be placed on the class wiki after it is due. | + | Homework problem sets will be posted on the course website. Most of the solutions to the problems can be found within the text and on the publisher's website. All problems should first be attempted without aids to build understanding. It is expected and encouraged that students will work together in solving homework. However, all students must submit their own individual work. Homework is due in the fourth floor homework box by 9 AM on Friday mornings. It will be collected at a random time between 9 AM and 10 AM. Late homework will not be accepted. The lowest two homework scores of the semester will be dropped in computation of final grades. Some homework assignments will include MATLAB programming assignments that must be completed for full homework credit. |

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+ | Students should write their names on the TOP RIGHT CORNER of the FRONT SHEET. This will help our secretarial staff in alphabetizing and sorting your homework. | ||

- | ==== Lab ==== | + | ==== Quizzes ==== |

- | There will be nine labs associated with the whirlybird hardware. You must complete all of the labs to pass the course. The labs must be passed off to the TA by the day indicated on the the [[ee483schedule|schedule]]. Late labs will be accepted but the grade will be reduced by 10 points (out of 100) each week that the lab is late. All labs must be completed by the last day of class (December 8). | + | On Fridays a 10-minute closed-book quiz will be given at the beginning of class on material covered in recent lectures, reading, and homework. No make-up quizzes will be offered. The lowest three scores from the semester will be dropped in the computation of final grades. If you have more than three university-excused absences on quiz days, your grade will be computed using the remaining quizzes. |

==== Midterm Exam ==== | ==== Midterm Exam ==== | ||

- | There will be two midterm exams on October 7 and November 11. | + | The midterm will be held in the testing center during the week of October 22-26. The exam will be open book, open notes, open calculator. There will be a three hour time limit. |

==== Final Exam ==== | ==== Final Exam ==== | ||

- | | + | The scheduled date for the final exam is Thursday, December 13, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The exam will be open book, open notes, open calculator. |

- | The scheduled date for the final exam is Thursday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | + | |

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- | For the final exam you will be given a picture of a simple physical system and you will be asked to: | + | |

- | - Develop a (nonlinear) mathematical model and implement in Simulink, | + | |

- | - Develop transfer function and state space representations of the system, | + | |

- | - Develop reasonable design specifications based on the physical constraints, | + | |

- | - Design and implement in Simulink a PID controller to meet the specifications, | + | |

- | - Design and implement in Simulink a loopshaping controller to meet the specifications, | + | |

- | - Design and implement in Simulink an observer based controller to meet the specifications. | + | |

- | A practice exam based on one of the homework case studies will be handed out several weeks before the final. | + | |

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- | The exam will be closed book, closed notes, closed internet, and time limited (three hours). | + | |

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- | You will be given a computer with Matlab/Simulink and MS Word loaded. | + | |

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In keeping with the principles of the BYU Honor Code, students are expected to be honest in all of their academic work. Academic honesty means, most fundamentally, that any work you present as your own must in fact be your own work and not that of another. Violations of this principle may result in a failing grade in the course and additional disciplinary action by the university. | In keeping with the principles of the BYU Honor Code, students are expected to be honest in all of their academic work. Academic honesty means, most fundamentally, that any work you present as your own must in fact be your own work and not that of another. Violations of this principle may result in a failing grade in the course and additional disciplinary action by the university. | ||

- | Students are also expected to adhere to the Dress and Grooming Standards. Adherence demonstrates respect for yourself and others and supports an effective learning and working environment. It is the university’s expectation, and my own expectation in class, that each student will abide by all Honor Code standards. Please contact the Honor Code Office (4440 WSC, 422-2847, hco@byu.edu) if you have questions about those standards. | + | Students are also expected to adhere to the Dress and Grooming Standards. Adherence demonstrates respect for yourself and others and supports an effective learning and working environment. It is the university’s expectation, and my own expectation in class, that each student will abide by all Honor Code standards. Please contact the Honor Code Office (4440 WSC, 422-2847, hco@byu.edu) if you have questions about the standards. |

==== Preventing Sexual Discrimination or Harassment ==== | ==== Preventing Sexual Discrimination or Harassment ==== | ||

- | Sexual discrimination or harassment (including student-to-student harassment) is prohibited both by the law and by Brigham Young University policy. If you feel you are being subjected to sexual discrimination or harassment, please bring your concerns to the professor. Alternatively, you may lodge a complaint with the Equal Employment Office (D-240C ASB, 422-5895, eeo@byu.edu) or with the Honor Code Office (4440 WSC, 422-2847, hco@byu.edu) | + | Sexual discrimination or harassment (including student-to-student harassment) is prohibited both by the law and by Brigham Young University policy. If you feel you are being subjected to sexual discrimination or harassment, please bring your concerns to the professor. Alternatively, you may lodge a complaint with the Equal Employment Office (D-240C ASB, 422-5895, eeo@byu.edu) or with the Honor Code Office (4440 WSC, 422-2847, hco@byu.edu) |

==== Students with Disabilities ==== | ==== Students with Disabilities ==== | ||

- | If you have a disability that may affect your performance in this course, you should get in touch with the office of University Accessibility Center (1520 WSC, 422-2767, uac@byu.edu). This office can evaluate your disability and assist the professor in arranging for reasonable accommodations. | + | If you have a disability that may affect your performance in this course, you should get in touch with the office of University Accessibility Center (1520 WSC, 422-2767, uac@byu.edu). This office can evaluate your disability and assist the professor in arranging for reasonable accommodations. |