Home Up Administrative Lecture Recitation Laboratory


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Purpose of the course:

The course has a triple orientation shaping the sophistication on these topics  and helping the overall maturity.

 a) Point out the underlining mathematical principles of Communication Theory and potential applications.
 b) Give experience in solving problems using specific mathematical methods.
 c) Emphasize the sequence: Underlining Physical Principle - Mathematical Model of a Real Situation Case - Mathematical Method.


Perform time domain analysis of linear, lumped parameter circuits using state variable methods. (Criterion 3(a)) 
Perform complex-frequency domain analysis of linear, lumped parameter circuits using Laplace transform techniques. (Criterion 3(a)) 
Perform steady-state sinusoidal analysis of linear, lumped-parameter circuits. (Criterion 3(a)) 
Understand the relationship between time-domain, complex frequency domain, and frequency domain techniques. (Criterion 3(a)) 
Analyze passive frequency-selective circuits. (Criteria 3(a),(c)) 
Understand the effect of system poles and zeros on the transient response and frequency response of systems. (Criteria 3(a),(c)) 
Understand Fourier series and Fourier transforms and their application in circuit analysis. (Criterion 3(a)) 
Analyze two-port circuits. (Criterion 3(a)) 
Be introduced to the concept of mutual inductance. (Criterion 3(a)) 
Use computer tools (Matlab) to perform the above analyses and enhance understanding of the underlying concepts. (Criteria 3(a),(e),(k)) 
Complete a class project designed to introduce the student to more advanced topics in the field of system analysis and document the results of the project. (Criteria 3(a),(e),(g),(k))


The final grade (F.G.) is determined from the following:
 a) Two examinations (E1, E2) during the semester will be given , each one counting 20% of the final grade.
 b) Homework problems (HW) will be assigned for each topic, counting 20% of the final grade.
 c) A final examination (FE) will be given, counting 30% of the final grade.

 d) Attendance and Participation (AP), counting 5% of the final grade.

 e) Report on an application  (RP), counting 5% of the final grade.

The total number of points will result in the following letter grade:

 F.G. = E1 + E2  + HW + FE + AP + RP


 96-100 -> A

 91-95 -> A
 87-90 -> B+
 84-86 -> B

 81-83 -> B-
 76-80 -> C+
 71-75 -> C
 61-70 -> D
 00-60 -> F


Homework: A typical homework will have multi-parts, multiple-choice, short answer questions, analysis, synthesis, study, etc. No late homework will be accepted.
Examination: A typical examination will have four parts for a time period of 50 minutes. No make up examination will be given.

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