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 2pm4pm or by appointment in NH 543
TAs: Ahsan Habib  Mon & Wed 4:006:30pm, NH 250
TAs: Suresh Sampathkumar  Tue, 4:006:30pm, Fri 911:30, NH 250 
4. Phone: 
8172723342 
5. Fax: 
8172722253 


6. Email: 
popa@uta.edu, mdahsan.habib@mavs.uta.edu
suresh.sampathkumar@mavs.uta.edu 
Lecture venue: 
NH 110, Tu/Th 12:301:50 pm 
Lab venue: 
ELB 256, Tu/Th 8:009:20 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, ISBN13: 9780195158335.
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: 0534932738.
 B.W. Dickinson, Systems: Analysis, Design and Computation, Prentice Hall, 1991, ISBN: 0133380475.
 G.F. Franklin, J.D. Powell, A. EmamiNaeni, Feedback Control of Dynamic Systems, 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 2006, ISBN: 0131499300.

9. Course Description: 
Catalog description: EE 3317 LINEAR SYSTEMS (30) For nonelectrical engineering majors. Timedomain 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 (33) Timedomain transient analysis, convolution, statespace 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 timedomain and frequency domain analysis, stability, and discretization (sampling)..
The course material is divided between several areas:
 Signals and systems: classification, manipulation, modeling
 Continuous timedomain 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:
 Ability to analyze systems using timedomain methods including impulse response and convolution.
 Ability to analyze systems using Laplacedomain methods including transfer function and related concepts.
 Ability to analyze systems using frequencydomain methods including frequency response of a system and Bode plots.
 Ability to describe systems using modern statespace approaches.
 Ability to analyze signals using Fourier series and Fourier transform.
 Ability to appliy systems analysis tools to solve engineering problems.
 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/noninvertible
 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
 Time domain analysis of systems: (Chapter 2)
 State space analysis of systems: (Chapter 10)
 State equations
 Notes
 Time domain and solutions
 Week 8  March 5,7, Lecture 15
 State space analysis of systems: (Chapter 10)
 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
 Inclass Midterm on March 7: covers: basic signals, systems, timedomain analysis.
 Week 9  March 1115
 Week 10  March 19,21, Lectures 16, 17
 Frequency domain analysis of systems: (Chapter 4)
 Homework #4 handed out March 19
 Week 11  March 26, 28, Lectures 18, 19
 Quiz 4 (EE 3417 only): Laplace transforms, at lab March 28
 Frequency domain analysis of systems: (Chapter 4)
 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 (Takehome) 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
 Homework #6 due April 30.
 Fourier analysis of systems (Chapter 7)
 Quiz 6 (EE 3417 only): Fourier Transform, at lab April 30
 Course recap and exam preparation
 Final exam (inclass) (comprehensive) May 9, 11:001:30
 Bring a 7page, doublesided cheat sheet, handwriting only



12. Specific Course Requirements:
 Homeworks: 6
 Quizes: 6
 Examinations: One inclass midterm, One takehome midterm, one final exam, and 6 inclass Quizes
 Final Examination: Final Exam Comprehensive
 Missed deadlines for takehome 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, 6080% B, 5060% C, 3050% 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 turnedin work must be yours. Your exams and homeworks will be carefully scrutinized to ensure a fair grade for everyone.
 Random Quizes on turnedin 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
 Homeworks
 Homework template
 Homework 1, posted 01/22, due 02/05 in class, solutions
 Homework 2, posted 02/05, due 02/19 in class, solutions
 Homework 3, posted 02/19, due 03/05 in class, solutions
 Homework 4, posted 03/19, due 04/02 in class, solutions
 Homework 5, posted 04/02, due 04/11 in class, solutions
 Homework 6, posted 04/16, due 04/30 in class, solutions
 Exams
 Lab Materials EE 3417
 Useful Websites
 Matlab Links


