An educational approach to design and evaluate descriptor systems

Vasilis Tsoulkas, Athanasios A. Pantelous

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The validity of the fundamental principles and methods of control and system theory with an abundance of applications not only remains unaffected but on the contrary, it is enriched with new tools and perspectives. Thus, in this paper, our main goal is to fill in the gap in teaching young mathematicians difficult and fundamental, mathematical concepts of control and system theory (descriptor systems). It is noted that our personal experience in various educational and research aspects is the starting point of motivation in the subsequent analysis. The proposed educational approach aims to address and overcome the difficulties that students are facing during the learning process of basic mathematical ideas using computational tools (Scilab). It is valid that Scilab seems to be a reasonable starting point to motivate students to become familiar with basic descriptor analysis concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 3rd Asia International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, AMS 2009
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventAsia International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, AMS 2009 - Bandung, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 25 May 200926 May 2009
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceAsia International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, AMS 2009
Abbreviated titleAMS 2009
CityBandung, Bali

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