Note: this chapter was updated on February 8; a short additional section on control derivatives was added.
Note: this chapter was updated on March 30; data used for all the sample calculations of the Boeing 747 were corrected. The earlier version used incorrect data (in order to be consistent with data in Nelson, which was used as a textbook in earlier years).
Longitudinal and lateral/directional mass distribution and aereodynamic stability coefficients are contained here for the Boeing 747 aircraft for several different flight conditions: B747_Data.pdf
Slides used in lectures on control response are contained here ControlLectures.pdf The description of the formulation of quadratic-linear optimal control is a condensation of what is contained in Chapter 6 of the course notes.
Sample Quiz/Midterm/Exam Questions: At the request of several students, I have posted the questions from most previous Quizzes, Midterms, and Final Examinations here mae5070SampleQs.pdf. Note that these include questions on the Control parts of the course that we are just beginning to study (and for which you will not be responsible on Quiz B).
Click HERE to see Professor Caughey's list of typographical errors in his class notes.