Teaching Multicomponent System Modeling

@article{Leech1978TeachingMS,
  title={Teaching Multicomponent System Modeling},
  author={William D. Leech},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Education},
  year={1978},
  volume={21},
  pages={139-142}
}
This paper presents material intended to be used to modify existing control and dynamics courses being taught at many universities. The proposed modifications emphasize how one proceeds to develop a complete simulation of a multicomponent system that can be used for dynamics and control studies. A modeling philosophy and the detailed steps one should go through in developing a system model are presented.