ECE 360

Signals and Systems

Fall 1996: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Krug Hall, Rm. 5, Dr. Beale
Graduate Teaching Assistant: Ashley Stroupe,
Office Hours: Monday 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., S&T II, Rm. 265
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ECE 286; Math 203; Math 214
Text: Signals and Systems, Continuous and Discrete, Third Edition, R.E. Ziemer, W.H. Tranter, and D.R. Fannin, Macmillan Publishing, 1993
Recitation: Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:20 in FAB B212 and
Friday, 10:30 - 11:20 in ENT 278

Homework Assignments


Bibliography of Related Texts


Introduce the students to the basic types of signals and systems encountered in engineering and to the important properties of these systems.
Introduce the students to methods of characterizing and analyzing continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems in the frequency domain.
Introduce the students to methods of characterizing and analyzing continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems in the time domain.

Course Requirements:

There will be two tests during the semester, counting a total of 50% of the course grade.
There will be a final exam counting 35% of the course grade.
Homework will be assigned approximately weekly which will count 15% of the course grade.

Important Dates:

Test #1, Chapters 1, 2, 3 -- Thursday, September 26
Test #2, Chapters 4, 5, 6 -- Thursday, November 7
Final Exam, all material covered, but emphasizing Chapters 7, 8 -- Tuesday, December 17, 1996, 7:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Krug Hall Rm 5.
Last day to drop classes without Dean's permission -- Friday, September 27.

Course Outline, Fall '96:

Chapter 1 -- Introduction to signals and systems, properties of signals and systems, special types of input signals - 3 class periods.
Chapter 2 -- Input/output analysis of signals and systems in the time domain, the convolution integral and the impulse response, stabililty of linear systems - 3 class periods.
Chapter 3 -- Periodic signals and their representation, trigonometric and exponential Fourier series, line frequency spectra - 3 class periods.
Chapter 4 -- Aperiodic signals, the Fourier transform, steady-state frequency response, filtering of signals - 3 class periods.
Chapter 5 -- Properties and theoremns of the Laplace transform, partial fraction expansion - 3 class periods.
Chapter 6 -- Laplace transform applications, transfer functions and frequency response, Bode magnitude and phase plots, block diagrams - 3 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.
Chapter 8 -- Discrete-time signals and systems, sampling continuous-time signals, reconstruction of discrete-time signals, the Z-transform, difference equations - 4 class periods.

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