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Signals and Systems (CEN-311) FALL 2012


Bahria University, Islamabad

'Signals and Systems,' aims to prepare students with the instinctive and conventional skills needed for evaluating signals and systems. Students will not only develop an understanding of the principles of LTI continuous-time and discrete-time systems and its association with signals, but they will also study the mathematical representations and methods for analyzing signals and systems. The course combines lectures and Matlab simulation exercises to expose students to the theories and concepts of both continuous-time and discrete-time forms of signals and systems. Topics include types of Signals and Systems, Impulse response / Differential equation models of Continuous-time (CT) systems, CT and Discrete-time (DT) Convolution, CT Fourier Series, CT Fourier Transform (CTFT), DT signals and systems, z-Transform. The students will be required to hand in regular assignments and attend quizzes (announced/unannounced) throughout the semester.


To understand the characteristics of continuous time and discrete-time signals and systems, and the various methods and approaches used to analyze signals and systems To understand the fundamental characteristics of LTI continuous-time and discrete-time systems and their effect on signals. To analyze CT signals and systems in time-domain using models of Impulse response, and Differential Equation e.g. calculate output for given input and system information, To analyze CT signals and systems in frequency-domain To develop the mathematical skills to analyze signals and systems using the Fourier and z transforms. To prepare students for upper-level courses in communication systems, control systems, and digital signal processing To enable the students to have a sufficient experience in utilizing MATLAB to simulate and solve problems relating to signals and systems

Credit Hours:
3 Three hours theory 1 One Hour Lab

Class Time Table: Class


Monday: 08:30-10:20 Wednesday:


Instructor: Arslan Qamar Malik

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Signals and Systems (CEN-311) FALL 2012

Bahria University, Islamabad

Calculus and Analytical Geometry

Signals and Systems, Oppenheim and Willsky , 2nd edition

Reference Book:
Linear Systems and signals by B.P. Lathi

Course Outline (Tentative):

Week No Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Course Contents Introduction, CT and DT signals, Properties and Types of Signals CT and DT Systems DT convolution CT convolution LTI Systems described by Differential/Difference Equations FS representation of CT periodic Signals Properties of CT FS FS representation of DT periodic Signals Midterm Introduction to CTFT FT of periodic signals CTFT Properties Introduction to DTFT FT of periodic signals, DTFT Properties Convolution and Multiplication Properties,Basic FT Pairs Introduction of Z transform Inverse Z transform, Properties of Z Transform

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Marks Distribution:
Quizzes: 10% Instructor: Arslan Qamar Malik Page 2

Signals and Systems (CEN-311) FALL 2012

Assignments/Projects/Labs: 20% Midterm Examination: 20% Final Examination: 50%

Bahria University, Islamabad

Grading Policy:
Grades will be awarded, as per policy, as follows: 87 100 : A 80 86 : B+ 72 79 : B 66 71 : C+ 60 65 : C 50 60 : D <50 : F

Other Criteria:
Minimum 75% attendance is required to sit in midterm/final examination. Attendance will be marked inside first 10 minutes. Attendance will be marked online so no chance of adjusting it later. Attendance of every hour will be taken normally. No entry will be allowed after the 10 minutes of the commencement of class as the door will be locked. No one will be allowed to leave the class unless the instructor told so. Every student must bring following things with him to be able to sit in the lecture room (No excuses will be entertained). o Regular Register or Booklet (Not the pages torn from the booklet) o Regular Pen or Pencil Any homework/home task given in the lecture will be checked in the next class. Maximum 4 best quizzes will be considered. All Assignments will be considered. Final exam will cover the whole syllabus.

Instructor: Arslan Qamar Malik

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