Continuous Signals and Systems

EE 3417/EE 3317  Spring 2013


1. Instructor and TAs Dan Popa / Ahsan Habib / Suresh Sampathkumar
2. Office Location: NH 543/NH 250
3. Office Hours: Instructor: Tuesday/Thursday 2pm-4pm or by appointment in NH 543
TAs: Ahsan Habib - Mon & Wed 4:00-6:30pm, NH 250

TAs: Suresh Sampathkumar - Tue, 4:00-6:30pm, Fri 9-11:30, NH 250
4. Phone: 817-272-3342
5. Fax: 817-272-2253
6. Email: popa@uta.edu, mdahsan.habib@mavs.uta.edu
suresh.sampathkumar@mavs.uta.edu
Lecture venue: NH 110, Tu/Th 12:30-1:50 pm
Lab venue: ELB 256, Tu/Th 8:00-9:20 am

7. Course Prerequisites:

BE Majors Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 3319
ME Majors Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 3330, ME Majors Corequisite: EE 2320 or equivalent. .

EE 3417 prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2347 and EE 2415.


8. Required Readings/Materials:

Textbook:

  • B.P. Lathi, Linear Systems and Signals, 2nd ed. (required), Oxford Press, ISBN-13: 978-0-19-515833-5.

Other materials (on library reserve)

  • Student Edition of MATLAB Version 5 for Windows by Mathworks, Mathworks Staff, MathWorks Inc.
  • R.D. Strum, D.E. Kirk, Contemporary Linear Systems using MATLAB, PWS Publishing, 1994, ISBN: 0-534-93273-8.
  • B.W. Dickinson, Systems: Analysis, Design and Computation, Prentice Hall, 1991, ISBN: 0-13-338047-5.
  • G.F. Franklin, J.D. Powell, A. Emami-Naeni, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN: 0-13-149930-0.


9. Course Description:
Catalog description: EE 3317 LINEAR SYSTEMS (3-0) For non-electrical engineering majors. Time-domain transient analysis, convolution, Fourier Series and Transforms, Laplace Transforms and applications, transfer functions, signal flow diagrams, Bode plots, stability criteria, and sampling. Classes meet concurrently with EE 3417.

Catalog description: EE 3417 CONTINUOUS SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS (3-3) Time-domain transient analysis, convolution, state-space analysis, frequency domain analysis, Laplace transforms and transfer functions, signal flow and block diagrams, Bode plots, stability criteria, Fourier series and transforms. Applications from control systems and signal processing. Problems and numerical examples using MATLAB will be covered during recitation and computer laboratory sessions.

This is an introductory signal and systems course. It presents a broad overview of continuous linear systems concepts and techniques, and focuses on fundamentals such as time-domain and frequency domain analysis, stability, and discretization (sampling)..
The course material is divided between several areas:

  • Signals and systems: classification, manipulation, modeling
  • Continuous time-domain analysis of systems
  • Continuous frequency domain analysis of systems
  • Fourier analysis of signals and sampling
  • Programming excercises using MATLAB
10. Course Learning Goals/Objectives:
The goals of the course are as follows:
  1. Ability to analyze systems using time-domain methods including impulse response and convolution.
  2. Ability to analyze systems using Laplace-domain methods including transfer function and related concepts.
  3. Ability to analyze systems using frequency-domain methods including frequency response of a system and Bode plots.
  4. Ability to describe systems using modern state-space approaches.
  5. Ability to analyze signals using Fourier series and Fourier transform.
  6. Ability to appliy systems analysis tools to solve engineering problems.
  7. Ability to use MATLAB as an engineering tool.

11. Tentative Lecture/Topic Schedule:
  • Week 1 - January 15, 17, Lectures 1,2
    • Introduction to signals and systems, syllabus and examples.
    • Online material
    • Review of basics: Matrix and vector algebra, complex numbers, integrals and series. (Background)
    • Online materials:
  • Week 2 - January 22, 24, Lectures 3,4
    • Review of basics: Matrix and vector algebra, complex numbers, integrals and series. (Background)
    • Online materials:
    • MATLAB programming
    • Homework #1 handed out on January 22
  • Week 3 - January 29, 31, Lectures 5,6
    • Signals: classification, operations, standard signals (Chapter 1)
      • Notes
      • Operations: Time Shifting, Scale, Reversal
      • Classification: analog, digital, periodic, aperiodic, finite, infinite, causal, anticausal, energy and power signals, deterministic and stochastic.
      • Measures: Power, Energy
      • Signal spaces
  • Week 4 - February 5,7, Lectures 7,8
    • Signals: classification, operations, standard signals, programming using MATLAB (Chapter 1)
      • Signal Models, step, impulse, exponential, odd, even functions
    • Systems: properties and classification (Chapter 1)
      • LTI/LTV, memory/dynamic, causal/anticausal, invertible/non-invertible
    • Homework #1 due February 5, Homework #2 handed out
    • Quiz 1 (EE 3417 only): Signals and Systems, at lab February 7
  • Week 5 - February 12,14 Lectures 9,10
    • Systems: properties and classification (Chapter 1)
      • Basic models: electrical/mechanical, internal and external description
      • Notes
    • Time domain analysis of systems: (Chapter 2)
      • Differential equations and solutions
      • Response: zero input, impulse response
      • Notes
  • Week 6 - February 19,21, Lectures 11, 12
    • Time domain analysis of systems: (Chapter 2)
      • Convolution integral
      • Response: zero state
      • Stability: internal/external
      • Intuitive insights into system behavior
      • Notes
    • Homework #2 due February 19, Homework #3 handed out
    • Quiz 2 (EE 3417 only): Time Domain I/O Analysis of Systems, at lab February 21
  • Week 7 - February 26,28, Lectures 13, 14
  • Week 8 - March 5,7, Lecture 15
    • State space analysis of systems: (Chapter 10)
      • System realizations
    • Review list for Midterm 1
    • Quiz 3 (EE 3417 only): Time Domain State Space Analysis of Systems, at lab March 5.
    • Homework #3 due March 5
    • In-class Midterm on March 7: covers: basic signals, systems, time-domain analysis.
  • Week 9 - March 11-15
    • Spring break
  • Week 10 - March 19,21, Lectures 16, 17
  • Week 11 - March 26, 28, Lectures 18, 19
  • Week 12 - April 2,4, Lectures 20, 21
    • Frequency domain analysis of systems:
    • Homework #4 due April 2, Homework #5 handed out April 2
  • Week 13- April 9, 11, Lectures 22, 23
    • State space analysis of systems: (Chapter 10)
      • Frequency Domain Solutions
    • Midterm II (Take-home) handed out April 11, covers frequency domain.
    • Homework #5 due on April 11
  • Week 14 - April 16, 18 Lectures 24,25
    • Midterm #2 due April 16 in class. Midterm 2 grades will be returned only by appointment (see instructions).
    • Homework #6 handed out on April 16
    • Fourier analysis of signals (Chapter 6)
      • Fourier series: existence, calculation
      • Trigonometric and exponential series
      • Lecture notes
      • Fourier series: convergence
  • Week 15 - April 23, 25, Lectures 26, 27
    • Fourier analysis of signals (Chapter 6)
      • Parseval's theorem
      • Lecture notes
      • LTI system response to periodic inputs
    • Fourier analysis of systems (Chapter 7)
    • Quiz 5 (EE 3417 only): Fourier Series, at lab April 23
  • Week 16 - April 30, May 2, Lectures 28, 29

12. Specific Course Requirements:
  • Homeworks: 6
  • Quizes: 6
  • Examinations: One in-class midterm, One take-home midterm, one final exam, and 6 in-class Quizes
  • Final Examination: Final Exam Comprehensive
  • Missed deadlines for take-home exams and homeworks: Maximum grade drops 25% per late day
  • Grading Format Weighting (EE 3417): 20% - Homeworks, 20% - Midterm 1, 20% Midterm 2, 20% - Quizes, 20% - Final.
  • Grading Format Weighting (EE 3317): 25% - Homeworks, 25% - Midterm 1, 25% Midterm 2, 25% - Quizes, 25% - Final.
  • Grading will be curved based on class average, generally >80% will be an A, 60-80% B, 50-60% C, 30-50% D, <30% F.
  • Academic Dishonesty will not be tolerated. All homeworks and exams are individual assignments. Discussing homework assignments with your classmates is encouraged, but the turned-in work must be yours. Your exams and homeworks will be carefully scrutinized to ensure a fair grade for everyone.
  • Random Quizes on turned-in work: Every student will be required to answer Quizes in person at least once during the semester for homework.You will receive invitations to stop by during office hours. Credit for turned in work may be rescinded for lack of familiarity with your submissions.
  • Attendance and Drop Policy: Attendance is not mandatory but highly encouraged. If you skip classes, you will find the homework and exams much more difficult. Assignments, lecture notes, and other materials are going to be posted here, however, due to the pace of the lectures, copying someone else's notes may be an unreliable way of making up an absence. You are responsible for all material covered in class regardless of absences.
  • Syllabus Summary EE3317
  • Syllabus Summary EE3417

13. Online Materials