ECE216: Signals and Systems
Spring 2012
Lecture Schedule:
Week 
Date 
Lecture
1 
Lecture
2 
Lecture
3 
Text
Reference 
Problem
Set to be discussed in the Tutorial 
Quiz,
Projects and Exams 
1 
Jan 9 
Introduction;
Signals; Energy, Power, Periodic signals, even/odd signals 
Transformation
of Independent Variables. 
Complex
variables, Exponential,
Sinusoidal Signals 
1.01.3 
 
 
2 
Jan
16 
Unit
Impulse and Unit Step Functions 
Continuoustime
and Discretetime Systems 
Basic
System Properties, Memory, Inverse, Causality, Stability 
1.41.6 
1.1,
1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 1.10, 1.24, 1.25, 1.32, 1.54 
 
3 
Jan
23 
Linear
TimeInvariant Systems 
Discretetime
Convolution 
Continuoustime
Convolution 
2.02.2 
1.13,
1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.19, 1.27, 1.28, 1.30, 1.31 
 
4 
Jan
30 
Properties
of Linear Timeinvariant Systems 
Properties
of Linear Timeinvariant Systems 
LTI
Systems described by Differential and Difference Equations 
2.32.4 
2.3,
2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 2.11, 2.12, 2.21, 2.22,
2.23 
Quiz
#1 (5%) Feb
3, 23pm 
5 
Feb 6 
Response
of LTI Systems to Complex Exponentials 
ContinuousTime
Fourier Series 
ContinuousTime
Fourier Series 
3.23.3 
2.19,
2.25, 2.26, 2.28, 2.30, 2.31, 2.38, 3.3, 3.17, 3.21 
 
6 
Feb
13 
Examples
and Convergence of Fourier Series 
Properties
of ContinuousTime Fourier Series 
Properties
of ContinuousTime Fourier Series; Parseval’s
Theorem 
3.5,
3.8 
3.4,
3.5, 3.7, 3.21, 3.22(a) figures c, d, e, 3.23, 3.24, 3.25, 3.26 
 
 
Feb
21 
Reading
week 
 
 



7 
Feb
27 
Fourier
Series and LTI systems 
Filtering;
Ideal lowpass filter; RC filter 
Continuoustime
Filters Described by Differential Equations 
3.93.10 
3.8,
3.13, 3.15, 3.17, 3.33, 3.34(c), 3.35, 3.63 
Matlab Project #1 (10%). Due March 2,
4pm 
8 
March
5 
ContinuousTime
Fourier Transform 
ContinuousTime
Fourier Transform 
Fourier
Transform of Periodic Signals 
4.14.2 
 
Midterm
(25%) March
7, 68pm 
9 
March
12 
Properties
of ContinuousTime Fourier Transform 
Properties
of ContinuousTime Fourier Transform 
Convolution
Property of Fourier Transform 
4.34.4 
4.1,
4.2, 4.3, 4.21ad, 4.22ab 
 
10 
March
19 
Multiplication
Property of Fourier Transform 
Linear
Constant Coefficient Differential Equations 
Sampling 
4.54.7 7.1 
4.6,
4.7, 4.10, 4.23, 4.28(a)(bii,x),
4.30(a), 4.32 
 
11 
March
26 
Nyquist Theorem 
Reconstruction
and Interpolation 
Aliasing 
7.17.3

4.11,
4.12, 4.13, 4.16, 4.19, 4.33, 4.34 
Quiz
#2 (5%) March
30, 23pm 
12 
April
2 
DiscreteTime
Fourier Transform 
Properties
of DiscreteTime Fourier Transform 
Linear
ConstantCoefficient Difference Equations 
5.1,
5.3, 5.4, 5.8 
7.1,
7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.10, (optional 7.26) 
Matlab Project #2 (10%). Due April
3, 4pm 
13 
April
9 
Amplitude
Modulation and demodulation 
FrequencyDivision
Multiplexing 
Final
review. Course
Evaluation 
8.1,
8.2.1, 8.3 
7.12,
5.1, 5.13, 5.29(a,c),
5.34, 5.36(a,bi), 8.2(a), 8.3, 8.22 
 







Final
Exam (45%) 
Last Updated: January
6, 2012