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Introduction to Feedback Control Theory Course by MIT

If you want to gain some more knowledge regarding the feedbacks or robotics then this is the best course for you. Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a engineering skill development course of Feedback Control Theory at edX in January, 2016. This course will make the participants aware about the Feedback Control Theory.

This course will provide you complete knowledge about the control systems and how to optimize them. Being an engineering course, this course will help the students in getting tremendous benefits in their jobs.

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Course At A Glance

  • Length: 3 weeks
  • Effort: 5-6  hours/week
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Languages: English
  • Level: Introductory
  • Price: Free
  • Certificate Available: No
  • Session: Starts on January 4, 2016

Providers’ Details:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology in partnership with edX is offering course Introduction to Feedback Control Theory. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most highly respective universities of the world. The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas.

EdX is a not-for-profit online course provider composed of 30 leading global institutions, focused on transforming online and on-campus learning on an open source platform.

About This Course

This course begin with mathematical description of a fundamental feedback concept, combined with on-line exercises to test your understanding, and will finish with you designing, implementing, measuring, and exchanging video of your own propellor-levitated arm feedback system.

Control theory is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and mathematics that deals with the behavior of dynamical systems with inputs, and how their behavior is modified by feedback. Students by doing this course will learn to engineer control systems and also learn how these systems are optimize.

Why Take This Course?

The course is globally recognized and makes the participants learn about the working of Feedback Control Theory. This is a free online course helps you a lot in increase your job prospects.

Applicants can get a personalized, digital and printed certificate. This course will be offered with Video Transcripts.

Learning Outcomes

After the completion of this course participants will learn:

  • How to set up a control system and understand and optimize its performance
  • About Modeling Feedback Control systems Using Difference Equations
  • What unstable systems are like, practically and mathematically
  • How to measure control system performance
  • How proportional, delta (aka derivative) and summation (aka integral) feedback reduce tracking errors and increase disturbance rejection


  • Jacob White
    Cecil H. Green Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Joe Steinmeyer
    Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Secondary school (high school) algebra
  • Pre-calculus (or at least familiarity with rates, area under curves, functions) and associated mathematical concepts

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