Dear Engineering Stories followers,
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Of late I have had the need and opportunity to use some engineering and math academics at work in understanding and analyzing control systems. Yep, if any of you have taken Controls Engineering, or Linear Systems classes, you’ll know what I’m talking about; Newtons laws, Kirchhoffs laws, free body diagrams, Laplace Transforms, control diagram reductions, stability analysis,… This may be crazy, but I am enjoying using such science to accomplish good things. I’m one of those college students that kept most of my text books, and am I glad I did. Of course, if I can’t find what I need in my dusty text’s, then I can go on-line or email my professors from way back.
Anyway, I like re-learning what I once knew, or thought I knew. Dynamic Systems and transfer functions; good stuff, powerful tools. What engineering academics have you used lately?