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ECE 301. Signals and Systems

Credits: 4
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Description: Time and frequency analysis. Continuous and discrete time signals, linear time invariant systems, Laplace transform, Fourier analysis, z-transforms, continuous and discrete filters. Computer simulations.
Prerequisites: MATH 327 and ECE 202
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply knowledge of signal analysis methods to engineering problems to: Classify signals and systems. Draw the signals in both time-domain and frequency-domain using the basic operations of signals. Explain the impulse response, transfer function, and frequency response of a system. Compute the response of a system to an input using different methods. Compute the Fourier series, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, and z-transform. Explain the sampling theorem.
2. Analyze and design simple systems: Analyze signals and systems by applying the Fourier transform, Laplace transform, and z-transform. Design a simple filter using MATLAB and/or Simulink.
3. Demonstrate ability to solve engineering problems: Perform experiments with lab equipment such as the spectrum analyzer, Function generator, and oscilloscope. Analyze and interpret the experiment results using appropriate methods. Demonstrate good team work in group lab experiments. Write professional lab reports.

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