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Course module: 202000622
Course info
Course module202000622
Credits (ECTS)0
Course typeModule name
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact H. Wormeester
Examiner H. Wormeester
Contactperson for the course H. Wormeester
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
The student can:
a. analyze electrical and mechanical systems by distinguishing the elemental constituting components and relate these elemental components by conservation and continuity.    
b. implement mathematical models of moderately complicated linear electrical and mechanical systems and determine the response on the basis of the characteristics of the mathematical model. 
c. apply Laplace transform to solve an ODE with boundary conditions and can relate time domain response to frequency domain response.
d. implement a simulation of the response of dynamical systems in both time and frequency domain using software like Matlab.
e. explain the basics of microcontroller systems, analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion.
f. design, construct, evaluate and improve elementary circuits consisting of electronic components.
g. produce a written report with a style and structure that is sufficient on all points of the reporting rubric. 
h. produce a scientific poster and present this poster to a scientific audience.
i. apply systems of linear equations, vectors, matrices, linear transformations and explain the connections between these concepts from linear algebra.
j. execute correct calculations with subspaces of Rn, determinants and eigenvalues/eigenvectors and connect them with the concepts from linear algebra.
k. generate design criteria from a chosen area of application of a product, validate the design using a dynamical systems analysis, verify the design criteria and generate design improvements.
l. test a circuit (of moderate complexity) with electronic test equipment, apply a systematic approach to fault finding and attribute a certain range of faults to component level.
m. keep borrowed equipment in good condition and return it to the university in an orderly and timely way.
Module consists of the study units
Course name Code
1. Dynamical Systems 202000623
2. Basic Electronics and Instrumentation 202000624
3. Project Accelerometer 202000625
4. Linear Algebra for AT 202001208
Module description
The module consists of the following four subjects:
Dynamical Systems: In the `Dynamical Systems' part, the students will learn how to model dynamic systems with an emphasis on mechanical and electrical systems as a set of coupled differential equations. The analytical solution of these mathematical models in time and frequency domain is done through analysis of the input-output equation and the transfer function  by using Laplace transformations. The State model is introduced as a more generic approach to solve Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) systems.

Project Accelerometer: In the project `Accelerometer', an acceleration sensor is used to study a mass-spring-damper system. The students design and realize their own accelerometer system. The knowledge from Advanced Engineering is needed for mathematical modeling and analysis of the system. Besides analytical calculations, the second-order differential equation is implemented in Simulink for numerical simulations. The knowledge from Instrumentation is used to realize the electronic readout of the accelerometer system.

Basic Electronics and Instrumentation: The main objective of the `Basic Electronics and Instrumentation' course is to familiarise the students in a hands-on fashion with the basics of analogue electronics and signal processing. This is done by designing, building and testing basic electronic circuits. Starting off with very basic circuitry, providing a rather poor system performance, the students will gradually improve and extend their circuits and at the end they will be able to realise and understand a fully-fledged detection circuit for the accelerometer project.

Linear Algebra: Linear Algebra introduces the description of linear systems by using a matrix. The basic operations of vectors and matrices, such as addition, multiplication, inverse and transpose will be treated. The application of matrices to evaluate the evolution of dynamical systems (eigenvectors and eigenvalues) and to describe linear transformations is given.

Non-AT students: e-mail Arnoud Onnink ( if you want to join this module. Due to corona, we have limited lab capacity and cannot guarantee that you will be able to participate in courses 202000624 and 202000625.
Assumed previous knowledge
Calculus 1 [AT M1], Calculus 2 [AT M2], Mechanics [AT M1]
Module 4
Participating study
Bachelor Advanced Technology
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