TTU ME 4334 - Control of Dynamic Systems  (Fall quarter 2019)

Topics: ​Introduction to analysis and design of control systems, including applications to electromechanical systems.

  • To review pre-calculus topics and give a thorough discussion of differentiation and integration, the basic processes of calculus, and their application in a wide variety of contexts.

  • To provide the students experience in writing well-organized and readable mathematical solutions so that they will be able to communicate mathematical or technical ideas.

  • To provide the students experience in reading mathematics books, e.g., the course textbook, so that they will be able to learn and use mathematics independently, whatever the field of endeavour.

Textbook:  Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th edition, by James Stewart. We will cover Appendices A-E, Chapters 1-6 and Section 7.7. 


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Instructor: Dr. Shuxia Tang, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada

  • Office: MC 6427

  • Phone:+1 (519)888-4567,  ext. 33492 

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The tutorials are held on Mondays from 5:30 – 6:50 pm, and will involve extra examples, hints, and/or one-on-one help. The quizzes will also be held during tutorials. The first tutorial will be on September 21st.

Additional Help:

Tutors will be available in the tutorial center (MC 4067) on Mondays (9:30 to 4:30), Tuesdays (9:30 to 12:30), and Wednesdays (10:30 to 11:30). Your instructor will let you know when they are available to answer questions.

You may sign up for the course discussion board as a student by following the link:

You will need your email address to join.

Important Dates:

First lecture: Sep. 08, 2017

Midterm exam: 

Last lecture: 

Final exam: 


Tutorial Quizzes: 

There will be 5 tutorial quizzes, and we will be taking the best 4 out of 5 quizzes.

       Dates                   Problems                      Solutions

??/??/2017                 Quiz1                     Quiz1 Solution

??/??/2017                 Quiz2                     Quiz2 Solution

??/??/2017                 Quiz3                     Quiz3 Solution

??/??/2017                 Quiz4                     Quiz4 Solution

??/??/2017                 Quiz5                     Quiz5 Solution

Note: The marked quizzes will be returned the following week either in class or the tutorial.

There will be worksheets in the weeks between the quizzes. These worksheets will NOT be for submission but it is strongly recommended that you do them to prepare for the quizzes.


      Test                         Date              Time                Topics Covered                                                 Solutions

Midterm Exam       ??/??/2017                          Appendices A-D, Chapters 1 and 2.        Midterm Solution

 Final Exam            ??/??/2017                                 All of the course material                    Final Solution

Exam Policy: 

  1. No calculator is allowed on the quizzes, midterm, or final exam.

  2. There will not be any make-up midterms or quizzes. Missed tests will count as 0 unless suitable medical documentation is provided.To defer the final exam, you will need to have suitable medical documentation and to have performed sufficiently well in the course (i.e.           have a passing mark and have passed the midterm).

  3. Any quizzes and midterms that are not picked up after the two weeks following the end of the semester will be shredded.


The formula to compute the grade is 

    Grade = 20% * Quizzes (best 4 out of 5) + 30% * Midterm + 50% * Final Exam  

You can check your grade online via ??. Please check it out regularly to make sure your homework is being graded/transcribed correctly!??

Academic Integrity: 

In order to maintain a culture of academic integrity, members of the University of Waterloo community are expected to promote honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. The University rules on academic integrity are to be followed:


A student who believes that a decision affecting some aspect of his/her university life has been unfair or unreasonable may have grounds for initiating a grievance. Read Policy 70, Student Petitions and Grievances, Section 4, When in doubt please be certain to contact the department’s administrative assistant who will provide further assistance.


A student is expected to know what constitutes academic integrity to avoid committing academic offenses and to take responsibility for his/her actions. A student who is unsure whether an action constitutes an offense, or who needs help in learning how to avoid offenses (e.g., plagiarism, cheating) or about “rules” for group work/collaboration should seek guidance from the course professor, academic advisor, or the undergraduate associate dean. For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties, students should refer to Policy 71, Student Discipline, For typical penalties check Guidelines for the Assessment of Penalties,


A decision made or penalty imposed under Policy 70, Student Petitions and Grievances (other than a petition) or Policy 71, Student Discipline may be appealed if there is a ground. A student who believes he/she has a ground for an appeal should refer to Policy 72, Student Appeals,

Note for students with disabilities:

The AccessAbility Office, located in Needles Hall, Room 1132, collaborates with all academic departments to arrange appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities without compromising the academic integrity of the curriculum. If you require academic accommodations to lessen the impact of your disability, please register with the AccessAbility Office at the beginning of each academic term.