## EE 341 - Objectives

The objectives of the linear systems sequence are for the student to be
able to analyze linear time-invariant continuous-time and discrete-time
systems, and to design simple systems. EE 341 covers
time-domain and frequency-domain representations of signals, and
time-domain, frequency-domain representations,
and transfer function representation of linear systems.

To accomplish this, the student will be able to:

- Describe the basics of linear time-invariant systems and systems.
- Determine whether a system is linear, time-invariant, and causal.
- Represent continuous-time linear systems by differential
equations, and discrete-time linear systems by difference equations.
- Find the output of a simple linear system by solving its differential or
difference equation.
- Find the output of a simple linear system through convolution techniques.
- Determine the frequency components of signals using the Fourier transform.
- Determine the responses of linear systems to simple inputs using Fourier
transform techniques.
- Use the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) to approximate the discrete-time
Fourier transform (DTFT) of discrete-time signals.
- Determine the responses of continuous time linear systems to simple inputs
using Laplace transform techniques.
- Determine the responses of discrete time linear systems to simple inputs
using
*z*-transform techniques.
- Use MATLAB to plot signals.
- Use MATLAB to generate computer implementations of the techniques for
analysis and design of linear systems discussed in this course.

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Bill Rison,
<rison@ee.nmt.edu >
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