## 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.

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