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Fall 2013

COURSE
PRE REQ
COURSE
INSTRUCTOR:

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF COMPUTER AND EMERGING SCIENCES


DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Signals and Systems
Linear Algebra
Dr S.M. Sajid

COURSE CODE
CREDIT HOURS:

sm.sajid@nu.edu.pk

OFFICE
HOURS:

EE206
3+1
Tue & Thursday
12 noon1 PM

OBJECTIVE
This course is intended to provide the theoretical foundations and practical implementation of signals, systems
and transforms. The course is aimed to provide understanding of fundamental characteristics of signals and
systems and to enable students to develop mathematical skills to solve problems involving convolution,
sampling and transforms. This course serves as the foundation for later higher level courses such as feedback
and control systems, digital signal processing, digital communications and computer networks.

TEXT BOOK: B.P. Lathi,Linear Signals and Systems, 2nd Edition, Oxford Pakistan
REFERENCE BOOK: Oppenheim, Alan V., Alan S.Willsky and S.Hamid Nawab, Signals and Systems,
Pearson Education

WEEK
Upto Mid I

Upto Mid II

Upto Finals

COURSE OUTLINE
COURSE CONTENT
Signals: Classification, Models, Systems: Classification, Models
Convolution,
Laplace transform,
Continuous time-domain analysis: System Response: Zeroinput, Zero-state (using Laplace)
Fourier Series and Fourier Transform
Discrete time system Analysis: Sampling, z-transforms, and
solving difference equations using z-transform

1.11.9
2.4.1-2.4.3
4.1-4.2
2.1-2.5 combined
with 4.3-4.4
6.1-6.4, 7.1-7.4
3 combined with
5.1-5.3

LAB SESSIONS: Lab sessions will be organized to run in parallel with the course, students would be required
to perform experiments using MATLAB. The Lab is 1 credit hour and is graded separately

GRADING & EVALUATION


Final Exam
50
Midterm Exams (Mid I + Mid II)
40
Quizzes
10

Motivation The intended aim of the instructor is to induce system design and analysis skills in the students
taking this course. The transformations (Laplace, Fourier and z-transform) shall be used as an aid to signals
and system analysis and shall not be allowed to overwhelm the thinking process. The ideas of developing
simple but realistic mathematical models for Engineering systems shall be enforced. The students would be
encouraged to develop expertise in Matlab and use it as an aid to comprehend and visualize different signals
and observe system behaviour using these signals as input.