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EE 373 Signals and Systems

Prerequisites: Textbook: Instructor: Assistant: Rules: MATH 202, EE 201 A. V. Oppenheim, A. S. Willsky, with S. H. Nawab, Signals and Systems, Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, 1997. Levent Arslan (, Tel: (212) 359 6421 Deniz Sevi, e-mail:, Tel: (212) 359 7199 ISL Lab HW assignments 2 midterms (in-class, closed-book) Final Exam (in-class, closed-book)

The course is designed to familiarize students with the techniques for analyzing and synthesizing continuoustime as well as discrete-time systems. Time domain and frequency domain signal analysis tools will be studied, and the subjects of filtering and modulation will be introduced as signal processing techniques both in continuous-time and discrete-time. Design concepts will be emphasized with respect to filtering and modulation. The students are encouraged to use internet resources such as Wikipedia, MIT open courseware, etc. in order to grasp the topics via different perspectives and visual supplements.

1. Signals and Systems (Chapter 1) a) Continuous-time and discrete-time signals b) Special signals c) Basic system properties Linear time-invariant (LTI) systems (Chapter 2) a) Discrete-time LTI signals: The convolution sum b) Continuous-time LTI signals: The convolution integral c) Properties of LTI systems d) Systems described by differential and difference equations Fourier Series representation of continuous-time and discrete-time periodic signals(Chapter 3) a) Response of LTI systems to complex exponentials b) Fourier Series representation of continuous-time periodic signals c) Fourier Series representation of discrete-time periodic signals d) Convergence of Fourier Series e) Properties of Fourier Series f) Filtering concepts The continuous time Fourier transform (Chapter 4) a) Representation of aperiodic signals b) Fourier transform for periodic signals c) Properties of continuous-time Fourier Transform The discrete-time Fourier transform (Chapter 5) a) Representation of aperiodic signals: the discrete-time Fourier transform b) The Fourier transform of periodic signals c) Properties of the discrete-time Fourier transform Time and frequency characteristics of signals and systems (Chapter 6) a) The magnitude-Phase representation of the Fourier Transform and the frequency response of LTI systems b) Polar plots; Log magnitude and Bode plots c) First and second order continuous-time and discrete-time systems Sampling (Chapter 7) a) The Sampling Theorem b) Reconstruction of signal form its samples: Interpolation formula c) Aliasing d) Discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals The z-transform (Chapter 10) a) The z-transform and its properties b) Region of convergence c) Inverse z-transform d) Analysis of discrete-time systems using z-transform Digital Filter Design









Course Rules
Exams There will be two midterm exams, and a final exam. All exams are in-class exams. If you miss one of the midterms, no matter which one, your grade for that midterm exam will be decided based on your final exam performance. Whatever rank you achieve in the final exam the score that corresponds to the similar rank for the exam that you missed will be assigned. For example, lets say that you scored 80 for the first exam, have not entered the second exam, and scored 50 in the final exam. 50 in the final exam corresponds to 35 th place in the final out of 80 people. Lets say that 75 students entered the second exam, then 35/80*75=32.8. Your second midterm score will be assigned the same score as the 33rd ranked student in the second midterm. Date of the midterm exams will be announced later in the term. The date of the final exam will be fixed by the registrars office. Homeworks You can work in groups of 1-3 people for HW assignments. If you work in group with other student/s you can turn in a single HW and write the names of you and your partner/s. There will be 7-8 HW assignments in the semester. All HW grading will be between 90 and 100 if you just show you have given some thought to each question. Whether it is correct or not your grade will not be below 90. If you do not turn in a HW your grade will be zero. If you do not answer all the questions in the HW your grade may fall below 90. It is strongly encouraged to work on HW problems. If you work on the HW problems regularly you can follow the course much easier. Grading Homeworks 1st Midterm 2nd Midterm Final Useful Links: Percentage of Grade 15% 25% 25% 35%

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Students are referred to the EE Department Policy about cheating and plagiarism. Cheating for HWs is also forbidden as well as midterms and final. In this course, cheating will be discouraged as much as possible and in fairness to everybody, cheating and plagiarism will be treated severely whenever found.

Cheating and Plagiarism

Hours Class hours: Tuesday 15:00-16:50 Tesla, Thursday 13:00-14:50 Tesla PS hour: Friday 13:00-13:50 Tesla Office hours: Thursday 15:00-17:00