EML 6934 - Optimal Control
Office: MAE-A 314
Tel: 352-392-5523 (Office); (352) 672-1529 (Mobile).
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/anilvrao2
All contact methods are acceptable! Note for fastest response it is best to reach me on my mobile phone.
COURSE LOCATIONS AND CLASS PERIODS
Lecture Room: NEB 102
Online Videos: Class will be recorded via UF EDGE
Office Hours: As Needed MWF 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Office Hours Zoom Link:
• Meeting ID: 923 3814 1900
• Click here for Zoom link or copy and paste the following URL into your browser: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/92338141900.
• Develop fundamentals of optimal control theory using calculus of variations
• Introduce major numerical methods for solving constrained optimal control problems
APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE FOR MATERIAL
Review of Minima and Maxima of Functions
Calculus of Variations
Calculus of Variations
Optimal Control Problems
Numerical Methods for Optimal Control
Optimization of Function of One Variable
Develop Theory of Calculus of Variations
Optimality Conditions, Linear Quadratic Control, Pontryagin's
Minimum Principle, Bang — Bang Optimal Control,
Unconstrained and Constrained
Indirect Methods and Direct Methods
Weeks 2 and 3
Weeks 4 through 8
Week 10 through 13
Personal Office Hours Times
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Reitz Union Food Court
(Next to Starbucks)
95 and Above
90 to less than 95
85 to less than 90
80 to less than 85
75 to less than 80
70 to less than 75
65 to less than 70
60 to less than 65
55 to less than 60
50 to less than 55
45 to less than 50
Less Than 45
NOTES ON ASSIGNMENT OF FINAL LETTER GRADES
• Any score on the boundary between two ranges will receive the higher grade (for example, a 94 receives a grade of "A-").
• Finally, it is noted that while your individual scores for assignments, exams, and quizzes will be posted on E-learning (Canvas), the Canvas portal may not accurately reflect a student's relative standing in the class. Regardless of the information that is seen in Canvas, computation of final grades will be based on the criteria set forth above and a student's grade will only be final when grades have been computed at the end of the semester.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any assignment either not submitted or not completed with a good faith effort (where the judgment of "good faith effort" rests wholly with me) will result in a full letter grade deduction in the course. For example, if the final score falls into the category of an "A-" and one homework or quiz is not submitted or is deemed to not have been performed with a good faith effort, the final grade will be a "B-". This policy is not flexible.
STUDENTS REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS
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