EE 341, Signals and Linear Systems

Course number and name: EE 341, Signals and Linear Systems

Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 3 class hours

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • Principles of linear time-invariant systems, dynamic systems, Laplace transform, sampling theory, systems functions, poles and zeros, frequency domain, Fourier transform, feedback systems, convolution.
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisite: EE 212 (Circuits and Signals II)
    • Prerequisite: MATH 335 (Ordinary Differential Equations)
    • Co-requisites: None
  • Indicate whether a required or elective course in the program:
    • Required

Specific goals for the course:

  • Specific Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • Classify signals and systems: Energy signals, power signals, periodic/aperiodic signals, continuous/discrete-time signals, causal/noncausal, linear/nonlinear systems, time-invariant/variant systems.
    • Analyze systems: Laplace transform, convolution, differential equations.
    • Apply frequency analysis: Fourier transform, system frequency response
  • Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • This course is not directly used as part of the electrical engineering departmentís student learning outcomes assessment program.

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Continuous-time signals
  • Continuous-time systems
  • Laplace transform
  • Fourier series
  • Fourier transform
  • Applications of Laplace transform
  • Sampling theory
  • Discrete-time signals
  • Discrete-time systems