151-0575-01L  Signals and Systems

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersR. D'Andrea
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractSignals arise in most engineering applications. They contain information about the behavior of physical systems. Systems respond to signals and produce other signals. In this course, we explore how signals can be represented and manipulated, and their effects on systems. We further explore how we can discover basic system properties by exciting a system with various types of signals.
ObjectiveMaster the basics of signals and systems. Apply this knowledge to problems in the homework assignments and programming exercise.
ContentDiscrete-time signals and systems. Fourier- and z-Transforms. Frequency domain characterization of signals and systems. System identification. Time series analysis. Filter design.
Lecture notesLecture notes available on course website.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersR. D'Andrea
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examinationwritten 150 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationThe final grade is based on the session exam, an optional in-class quiz, and optional programming exercise. The grade of the quiz may contribute 20% to the final grade, but only if it helps improving the final grade. The grade of the programming exercise may contribute 20% to the final grade, but only if it helps improving the final grade.
Written aidsOne A4 sheet of paper (2 pages, handwritten or computer typed)
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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151-0575-01 VSignals and Systems
The lecture will start in the 2nd week of the Semester.
2 hrs
Thu13-15HG G 5 »
10.11.13-14IFW A 36 »
R. D'Andrea
151-0575-01 USignals and Systems
The exercise will start in the 3rd week of the Semester.
2 hrs
Thu15-17HG G 5 »
R. D'Andrea


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