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ECE 486 Control Systems

This is a first course in feedback control of dynamic systems. A design oriented approach is stressed. Computer based analysis, combined with an accompanying laboratory, provide a realistic setting for mastering several important design methodologies. Concurrent development of basic concepts in lecture and homework provides a foundation for continued study of advanced topics and newly emerging methods. Students come from a wide range of disciplines since control is an interdisciplinary topic.

TA Office Hours
Day Time Location TA
Wednesday 6-7 PM 4070 ECEB Linjie Tong
Thursday 5-6 PM 4070 ECEB /
Pulkit Katdare





All important class-related announcements will be posted here.


Recorded videos of the lectures can be accessed at this Mediaspace channel (Illinois login required).

The date for the 1st midterm is currently set as Thursday, Sep 28.

TA Office Hours: Wednesday: 6-7 PM and Thursday 5-6 PM

Location of Office Hours is ECE 4070

Instructor's office hours are Fridays 11:30-12:30 on Zoom, link emailed to class

2023-09-18 (updated 09-25)
Click here for 1st midterm info and practice exam
, and here for practice exam solutions





Homework 1 has been posted  (HW1 Solutions)
Homework 2 has been posted (HW2 Solutions)
Homework 3 has been posted 
Homework 4 has been posted 
Homework 5 has been posted (due the week after the midterm)