ELEG 3301

Signals and Systems I
Course Syllabus (Fall 2024)
Fairfield University School of Engineering

 Course Number: EE 301 Course Name: Signals & Systems I Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Course Location: Bannow 124 Instructor: Jeffrey N. Denenberg Final Exam: Design Project Office: Bannow GR33 Hours: Tues/Fri 2:00PM – 3:15PM,             Tues/Fri 4:00PM - 5:00PM Zoom Office: 710 293 2408 Google Voice: (203) 513-9427

Course Description:

This course studies and classifies continuous and discrete signals and systems. It presents time domain and discrete analysis of signals using the Fourier series, Laplace transforms, Fourier transforms, z-transforms, and fast Fourier transforms (e.g., differential equations, convolution, concept and meaning of impulse response); and examines frequency domain analysis, the Fourier series, and the Fourier transform as an alternative to time domain analysis. Students gain further insights into signal and system properties through the Laplace transform methods and the concept of the transfer function. Previously EE 0301.Prerequisites:  ELEG 2221 or MATH 2251 or equivalent

Objectives and Outcomes

 No Objective Outcome ABET 1-7 1 To understand and apply the principles of LTI systems Students will analyze LTI systems with differential equations as well as Fourier and Laplace Transforms. 1 2 To understand and apply Laplace Transforms to LTI systems Student will apply Laplace transforms to “real world” engineering problems. 1 3 To understand and apply Fourier Series to LTI systems Students will learn and apply Fourier Series in real world contexts. 1 4 To understand and apply Fourier Transforms to LTI systems Student will apply Fourier Transforms to “real world” engineering problems. 1 5 To understand and apply Discrete time system and signals to LTI systems Students will apply the z-transform and discrete Fourier analysis to engineering problems. 1,6,7 6 To develop familiarity with MATLAB for problem solving and system design Students will use MATLAB to aid in solving all signals and systems problems, especially matrix-based systems. 1

Textbook:

Systems and Signals (continuous and discrete), 4th ed., R. L. Ziemer, W. H Tranter, and
D. R. Fannin, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-496456-X

TA:  nicholas.murphy (Murph)

Session Recordings: Lecture Recordings - Fall 2024

References:

Schaum's Outline of Signals and Systems, 2nd ed., Hwei Hsu, McGraw-Hill,
ISBN: 007163472X

Interactive Lecture Notes (Phillips and Parr’s text,Thanks to the U. Washington),
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Performance Indicators and grading:

Two written exams will be given at approximately equal intervals during the term as
outlined in the syllabus. The exams will both be open book, open note.

 Exams (2) 50% Team Design Project 25% Homework 25%

Exam grading:

The purpose of the exam is to convey your understanding of the material; therefore, it is important that you show your work.  Even if you feel that the solution to a problem is obvious, you must still explain why it is obvious.  Furthermore, if you are asked to solve

a problem using a given technique; then please use that technique; otherwise, I have no way to judge your understanding of the technique being tested.

Homework policy:

The purpose of homework:

A: To give student practice.

B: To give professor feedback.

Homework will be collected and graded.

Your grade is based more on honest effort than correct answers.

Homework is due the next class after it is assigned (except when specified). This two-week homework cycle gives an intervening class where students can ask questions. Late homework assignments are not accepted.  If you know you have a conflict, please make arrangements ahead of time.

If you know in advance that you will be missing class, please contact me to make arrangements regarding homework.

If you understand how to do the homework problems you will have an easier time with the Exams.

Class structure:

Lectures will be the primary source of information.  Even though the lectures will be recorded, students are expected to attend every class and to participate in class discussions.  Homework assignments will be discussed in class. Students will be expected to solve problems in class. You will find it beneficial to review the chapters before the lecture.

Office hours are open for discussion of anything. You can get help with homework, projects, or more detailed explanations of topics covered in class. Feel free to stop by or make an appointment to meet another time.

Class Topics and Order of Material

 Week Topics/Chapters **Chpt. Obj. References HW 1 Sep 3     Sep 6 Course Introduction Discussion of Syllabus and grading Signals and Systems Signals/Systems-Tool Summary DrD MATLAB Tutorial – Dr. Aliane, University of New Haven Get ahead in your Readings! 2 Sep 10, Sep 13 Signals and Systems (cont.) Noise Introduction 1   Notes Noise Introduction DrD Ch.1 - 3, 9, 14, 20, 26, 37 MatLab – 1, 3 3 Sep 17, 20 Time Domain Analysis of continuous Systems 2 Ch.2 – 11, 20, 29 4 Sep 24, 27 Time Domain Analysis of continuous Systems (cont.) 2 CH.2 – 36, 37 MatLab – 1, 6 5 Oct 1 Oct 4 Fourier Series Exam 1 (Covers Chapters 1,2 & Noise) 3 Ch.3 – 3, 9, 25 6 Oct 8, 11 Fourier Series (cont.) Fourier Transform 4 7 Oct 15 Oct 18 Columbus Day – No Classes Oct 14. 15   Laplace Transform (LTI) 5 Laplace, Laplace2, (LTI) 8 Oct 22. 25 Laplace Transform (LTI cont.) Filters 6 E2 9 Oct 29 Nov 1 Sampling Discrete Signals and Systems 8 10 Nov 5, 8 Discrete Signals (cont.) Z-Transform 8 11 Nov 12, 15 Discrete Fourier Analysis, FFT 10 12 Nov 19 Nov 22 Exam 2 (Covers Chapters 3-8) Discrete Fourier Analysis (cont 10 13 Nov 26 Nov 29 Thanksgiving – No Classes Nov 27 – Dec 1 Noise analysis in Linear Systems, Review, 14 Dec 3, 8 Team Design Project* Discussion Design Project Presentations Notes 15 Dec 12 - 18 More Presentations 11:30 AM on the final exam day if required Final Exam Week

*Students to perform outside of class, ** Ch. 7 “State-Variables” is covered in Feedback Systems; Ch. 9 “Digital Filters” is MS level