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State-space representation

Module overview. This introductory module begins by considering the reasons and advantages for use of a state-space description. The description is introduced using a specific example. The relationship to the transfer-function form is outlined and discussed. Fundamentals, like transformations, controllability and observability are briefly introduced.

Module objectives. When you have completed this module you should be able to:

  1. Represent a system in state-space form.
  2. Determine the transfer function from a description in state-space form.
  3. Transform a system into other state-space forms.

Module prerequisites. Differential equations, transfer function.


Christian Schmid 2005-05-09