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Course Basic Data

Department offering the course:     Computer and Electronics Systems Engineering, CHI
Academic year / Semester:            3rd year / 1 st semester

Course title:               Signals and Linear Systems

Code:        ENG 343
Credit Hours:     3        (Lecture: 2 Tutorial : 2 Practical: 0)
CO- REQUISITE:          None

PRE- REQUISITE:        BAS 321
 

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Overall Aims of Course

This course is intended as an introduction to the basic concepts of signals and systems. This course focuses on continuous time signals and systems and introduces the basic concepts of analysis methods such as the continuous Fourier transformation and Laplace transformation. The course will also include applications of these methods in relevant areas such as control and communications.

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 Intended Learning Objectives

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course (ILOs)

a-

Knowledge  and understanding:

a1- Identify the different classes of systems and signals.

a2- :Laplace transformation as an analysis tool.

a3- Fourier series and transformation as analysis tools.

 

b-

Intellectual Skills:

b1- Understand all problems from a "systems" point of view. 

b2- Appreciate the use of mathematics as a modeling/solution tool.

b3- Understand how the same problem can have multiple representations that allow different methods to obtain the same solution.

c-

Professional and Practical Skills:

c1-Use computers to model/solve practical problem using systems approach.

c2- Use of mathematics and a tool for proofing and modeling

c3-.Develop proficiency in Matlab as a programming and visualization tool.

d-

General and transferable skills:

d1- Learn Critical thinking.

d2- Acquire and use communications and research skills.

d3- Use programming skills to visualize theoretical results.

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Tentative Contents and Schedule

Tentative Contents and Schedule

 

Topic

Hours of topic

Lecture

( hrs )

Tutorial / Practical

( hrs )

Mathematical preliminaries

4

2

2

Continuous-Time Signals

8

4

4

Continuous-Time Systems

8

4

4

The Laplace Transform

8

4

4

Frequency Analysis: The Fourier Series

8

4

4

Frequency Analysis: The Fourier Transform

8

4

4

Application to Control and Communications

8

4

4

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Student Assessment Methods

Student Assessment Methods

1- oral discussions to assess the ability of communication skills

2- practical exams to assess the ability of computer language skills

3- assignments to assess the ability of solving problems

4-written exams to assess the ability understanding the course knowledge

 

Used Methods:

a-

Weak  4

Weak  7

Weak  10

Weak  15

Quiz 1

Mid-term

Quiz 2

Final exam

 

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

Assessment 3

Assessment 4

Timing:

b-

20  %

00  %

0     00  %

1     20  %

2     40  %

3      20  %

Mid-Term Examination

Oral  Examination

Practical Examination

Semester Work

Final-term Examination

Other types of assessment

Weighting of Assessment

c-

100 %

Total

 

 

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Textbooks/References

List of Books and References                                             

Instructor class notes posted on the course web site.

Course Notes:

a-

Luis Chaparro, Signals and Systems using MATLAB, Academic Press, 2010.

 

Essential Books:

b-

         Simon Haykin & Barry Van Deen "Signals and Systems" 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 2003.

         Mrinal Mandal, and Amir Asif, Continuous and Discrete Time Signals and Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

 

Recommended Books:

c-

         Class web site:

http://ymk.k-space.org/courses.htm

         Textbook web site: http://booksite.academicpress.com/chaparro/index.php

Periodicals, Web Sites, etc:

d-

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Course Handouts

1. Course Handout

2. Lecture notes - Chapter 0

3. Lecture notes - Chapter 1

4. Lecture notes - Chapter 2

5. Lecture notes - Chapter 3 - Part 1

6. Lecture notes - Chapter 3 - Part 2

7. Lecture notes - Chapter 5

 

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Problem Assignments

(Please download the partial solutions for all problems from the student section of the textbook web site above)

bulletChapter 0:   Problems 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.11, 0.12, 0.15, 0.23
bulletChapter 1:   Problems: 1.4, 1.5, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14
bulletChapter 2:   Problems: 2.3, 2.4, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.12, 2.14
bulletPractice Problem Set #1   
bulletChapter 3:   Problems 3.2, 3.3, 3.6, 3.7
bulletPractice Problem Set #2  New! 
bulletChapter 5:   Problems 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.18, 5.20, 5.23

 

 

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