Automatic Control Basic Course for FIPi
This course is scheduled for the first spring quarter period. The lectures are given in Swedish, but most material is also available in English. The course code was earlier FRT010.
A detailed program of the course is found in the Course Program 2018
The additional course Control Theory (3hp) is recommended for students wanting more theory.
The course have three mandatory laborator exercises given in course weeks 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7 respectively. There is a voluntary computer exercise in course week 3. You need to sign up for all of the labs and the computer exercise. See below for the sign-up system and for when the sign-up opens and closes for the different activities.
Sign-up System (Link)
Note: When the sign-up for an activity closes the lists might be taken down. Take a note of your chosen time!
Sign-up Lab 1: 15 Jan-
Sign-up Computer Exercise: 22 Jan to 28 Jan
Sign-up Lab 2: 23 Jan-
Sign-up Lab 3: 12 Feb-
The guidelines for the laborations are given in
The material for the computer exercise is in the exercise book, chapter 9. An English translation of the computer exercise is available here.
A collection of lecture notes by T Hägglund that covers the course is sold at KF.
The course is based on the books Reglerteori by Karl J. Åström
and Reglerteknik - Grundläggande teori by T Glad och L Ljung.
For further reading use for instance: Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers by K J Åström and R Murray available for free fulltext download.
Here are some material that helps you prepare for the course.
Old exams together with solutions are also available. It might be a good idea to download all these exams (We have experienced some problems with our web server lately. For backup the exams are also available on Piazza, under "Resources")
You can download Bode diagrams in pdf-format to print out and draw your own Bode diagrams. When printing, don't forget to set page format to A4 in Acroreads print setup.
Here is a Swedish-English Control dictionary
Lecture 1 material:
Some bonus material:
Lecture 5: Flyball governor
Lecture 7: Bicycle stabilization
Lecture 10: Speed estimator
Leture 13: Design of ball process (outer loop)
There is a set of Interacting Learning Modules for use in learning Automatic Control. See
Here are some fun control programming challenges you can try
Here are some short videos on topics from the course. These videos are in Swedish.
Also check out the Matlab videos on Bode diagrams