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Who's This Guy Laplace and What's "S" Equal to Anyway? A Painless Exploration of Dynamic Systems

David Wilson, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

In this webinar we discuss the use of Laplace transform in undergraduate engineering courses and how MATLAB and Simulink are used to build dynamic systems. We highlight some interesting features of dynamic systems that stimulate students’ curiosity in ways that partial fractions don’t. These include unstable zeros, systems with nonlinearities such as relay feedback, and the usefulness of the frequency response in system identification.

About the Presenter: David Wilson is currently co-director of the Industrial Information and Control Centre at Auckland University of Technology. His main research interests are modeling, simulation, and control of industrial processes; development of embedded controllers; and environmental modeling and sustainability. He previously worked at ETH in Zürich and Karlstad University, Sweden. Wilson obtained his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Product Focus

  • Simulink

Recorded: 25 Apr 2011