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ECE2160J – Introduction to Signals and Systems


Yong Long;Heng Qiao;Chong Han

Credits: 4 credits

Pre-requisites: ECE2150J Obtained Credit&&(MATH2160J Obtained Credit||MATH2560J Obtained Credit||MATH2860J Obtained Credit||MATH2160J Credits Submitted||MATH2560J Credits Submitted||MATH2860J Credits Submitted)


This course introduces students to basic concepts in continuous-time linear system theory. The analysis of continuous-time systems is considered in both the time and frequency domains. Topics include linearity, impulse response, convolution, frequency response, filtering, Fourier series, Fourier transforms, sampling theorem, relationship between continuous-time and discrete-time systems (as time perm its), Laplace transforms, system transfer function, poles and zeros, stability. Applications of these techniques will be discussed using examples from circuits, signal processing, communication and control. Weekly recitations and hardware and software laboratories will also be included in this course.

Course Topics:

  1. Continuous-time signals and systems
  2. Continuous-time linear time-invariant (LTI) systems and convolution
  3. Frequency response and filtering of signals
  4. Fourier series
  5. Fourier transforms
  6. Sampling theorem
  7. Basics of analog communications
  8. Basics of feedback control
  9. Laplace transform and poles and zeros