Thought Questions

Open Ended Problems

1. With digital computing, we are not restricted to simple (e.g., PID) control calculations.  Propose new approaches for controlling the following.



a.  The speed and direction of a passenger airplane.

b.  Landing a manned space craft?
c.  Focusing a MRI to locate a possible disease? 

















With digital computing, we do more than control.  Propose other objectives that we would like to achieve and explain how we can achieve them through digital computation. 
Hint: think about information and calculations to help people monitor and improve plant operations.