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ELE104 Control Systems Engineering with Physics

Course description for academic year 2019/2020

Contents and structure

The course covers basic principles of modeling, simulation, analysis and design of control systems.

The course contains electro technology, mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism in classical physic - on order to form a scientific foundation for other technological subjects.


  • Translatory and rotary motion in the plane, spin and Newton's laws.
  • Mass, moment of inertia, linear momentum, torque, shock, power, energy and work.

Fluid Mechanics:

  • Pressure in fluids, forces on surfaces,
  • Flow Learning, continuity equation, Bernoulli's equation.


  • Temperature and temperature scales, gas, thermal equilibrium, thermal energy
  • Heating and heat transfer.

Linear systems:

  • Mathematical description of dynamical systems, differential equations
  • Laplace transform, transfer function, block diagram
  • Feedback systems, characteristics
  • Stability Analysis
  • Frequency Analysis
  • Design of control systems with regulator
  • Practical examples.

Practical laboratory work is central to the course.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course the candidate has knowledge

  • of the mathematical description, analysis and design of dynamic processes and systems
  • of analysis and design of control systems using a regulator

At the end of the course, the candidate can

  • apply physical principles of mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • work both independently and with others in control systems engineering projects.
  • master basic control theory and the use of relevant instruments and software.
  • work in a structured and targeted manner.

Communicate basic information related to theories, issues and solutions in physics and classical control theory (applied to feedback systems with one input and one output).

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

  • MAT100 Basic Engineering Mathematics
  • MAT106 Advanced Mathematics (Electrical Engineering)
  • ELE100 Electric Circuits I
  • ELE101 Electric Circuits II

Teaching methods

Lectures, Laboratory work, Exercises. Instruction may be in English.

Compulsory learning activities

4 compulsory assignments, three laboratory works. Mandatory attendance at the laboratory works.

Valid mandatory assignments are valid in 3 semesters following approval.


4 hours written exam. The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

The exam may be given in English.

Examination support material

Textbook. Own written pocketbook with formulae (tied up) but no loose sheets of paper.

All kinds of calculator.

PC with the use of all teaching based software except all types of communication software.

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