ECE 220

Signals and Systems I

Fall 2002

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Lecture Recitations Labs
Tuesday & Thursday

3:00 - 4:15 p.m

Lecture Hall, Room 2

Prof. Beale

Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:20 p.m., Robinson, Room B-103

Thursday, 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., Robinson, Room B-220

Friday, 3:30 - 4:20 p.m., Robinson, Room B-103

Monday, 12:30. - 2:20 p.m., Sci & Tech II, Room 17

Thursday, 4:30 - 6:20 p.m., Sci & Tech II, Room 137 

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Sci & Tech II, Room 137

Graduate Teaching Assistants:


Text: Signals and Systems, Continuous and Discrete, 4th Edition, R.E. Ziemer, W.H. Tranter, and D.R. Fannin, Prentice Hall, 1998

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Important Dates

Course Outline


Introduce the students to the basic types of signals and systems encountered in engineering and to the important definitions and properties of these systems.

Introduce the students to methods that allow us to characterize and analyze continuous-time signals and systems in terms of their frequency responses and frequency content.

Introduce the students to methods that allow us to characterize and analyze continuous-time signals and systems in terms of their time-domain behavior.

Course Requirements:

Requirement Weight
Tests (2) 40%
Homework 10%
Exam 30%
Lab 20%

Important Dates:

Test #1, Chapters 1, 3 -- Thursday, September 19

Test #2, Chapters 4, 5 -- Thursday, October 31

Final Exam, all material covered, but emphasizing Chapters 2 and 7.
Tuesday, December 17, 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Lecture Hall, Room 2.

Last day to drop classes without Dean's permission -- Friday, September 27.

No lecture class on Tuesday, October 15 due to Columbus Day Recess!! Labs scheduled for Monday, October 14 will be held on Tuesday, October 15.

Course Outline

Chapter 1 -- Introduction to signals and systems, properties of signals and systems, special types of input signals - 2 class periods.

Chapter 3 -- Periodic signals and their representation, trigonometric and exponential Fourier series, line frequency spectra - 4 class periods.

Chapter 4 -- Aperiodic signals, the Fourier transform, steady-state frequency response, filtering of signals - 3 class periods.

Chapter 5 -- Properties and theorems of the Laplace transform, partial fraction expansion - 4 class periods.

Chapter 6 -- Laplace transform applications, transfer functions and frequency response, Bode magnitude and phase plots, block diagrams - 5 class periods.

Chapter 2 -- Input/output analysis of signals and systems in the time domain, the convolution integral and the impulse response, stability of linear systems - 4 class periods.

Chapter 7 -- State space analysis of systems, the concept of state, the form of state equations, writing state equations, solving state equations - 3 class periods.

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