Catalogue 2012 - 2013

EE 301 Signals and Systems I


3 cr.


MATH 236 and pre- or corequisite EE 206.

Course Description

This is the first of a sequence of two courses that is developed to introduce students to the concepts of signal modeling and the interaction of signals and linear systems. The focus is on the continuous-time cases such as voice and music. Students learn signal and system modeling concepts; time-domain analysis including concepts of convolution and superposition; system response to different stimuli including impulse and step; frequency-domain analysis including concepts of Fourier series, Fourier transforms, and Laplace transforms; and applications of analytical tools such as signal representations, transfer functions, and filtering. Throughout the semester, MATLAB, a computational software program, is used to emphasize and to help in understanding important concepts of the course as well as a tool for solving homework problems. The methods of assessing student learning in this course are homework assignments, quizzes, in class exams, and a final exam.