# Dr. Durant: EE-3032 Signals and Systems

## Canvas

Beginning in fall, 2020, this course will live primarily in Canvas. However, this site contains many reference materials that you may find useful including MATLAB examples and previous homework, quizzes, and exams.

## Textbook

Signals and Systems: Theory and Applications by Fawwaz T. Ulaby and Andrew E. Yagle, published 2018, ISBN: 978-1-60785-486-9

The is the winter, 2019-2020 outline and will be virtually unchanged for fall, 2020. Please see Canvas for the exact outline we will follow.

## Final exam

The final exam will be given per the schedule that is published by the Registrar’s Office in approximately week 6. It may cover any material from the course. The exam will last 2 hours.

## EE3032-specific course policies

You will need the use of a calculator capable of performing complex number arithmetic and simultaneous equation solution of equations with complex coefficients, and with the ability to perform symbolic substitutions (such as a TI-89 or TI-89 Titanium).

Show all work, and work neatly, on your quiz and exam problems - a simple numeric answer is generally not sufficient. No credit given for work your professor cannot easily read or readily follow.

## Learning objectives

• Compute the output of a continuous-time, LTI system (system analysis)
• Using time-domain techniques (convolution)
• Using frequency-domain techniques (Fourier analysis)
• Analyze a continuous-time signal (signal analysis)
• Derive the Fourier series coefficients for a given periodic CT signal
• Determine the Fourier transform of a signal by using the FT integral or a table of common pairs and properties
• Compute the power or energy, as appropriate, of a CT signal using its time- or frequency-domain representation (power/energy)
• Plot a signal in the time or frequency domain (signal visualization)
• Plot a signal as a function of time (time plot)
• Determine and plot the magnitude and phase spectra of a CT signal using Fourier analysis (Fourier spectrum)
• Determine an appropriate sampling frequency and the subsequent frequency-domain representation of a sampled CT signal
• Determine an appropriate sampling frequency in order to avoid aliasing of a CT signal (Nyquist)
• Plot the magnitude and phase spectra of an impulse-train-sampled CT signal (sampled spectrum)