First
meeting
Topics:
Part I:
Prolegomena
Organization of the course
A short history of Signals and Systems
Electrical signals: Analog – Digital
Representation of signals: Time domain – Frequency domain
Mathematical description of a signal
Electrical sources: Voltage – Current
Electric circuits laws: Ohm’s, Kirchhoff’s, Joule’s
Equivalent circuits
Electric circuits theorems: Thevenin ’s, Norton’s
Electronic components: Resistor  Capacitor  Inductor – Transformer
Data sheets of electronic components
System: Input or excitation – Output or response
Analysis and Synthesis
Simulation of electrical and Electronic circuits
Computer Algebra Systems –
Electronic Circuit Simulators
Prototype construction and measurements
Feasibility, Manufacturing, production,
Part
II
Review
of Complex Algebra
Complex
numbers
Forms
of complex numbers
Transformation
between forms.
Complex
conjugate
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Examples:
Applications:
Homework:
To
be distributed in class.
Select
a Signals and Systems personality.
Present
a short biography with emphasis on its contributions to Science in general and
to Signals and Systems in particular.
Describe
the long term effect of his/her contributions.
Take
care of the organization of your report. This is a report exercise. Pay
attention to your command of English (We agree that the language of
communication will be English!)
Due
in one week.
It
will be reviewed for completeness but not necessarily corrected
and graded.
References:
Agilent
seminars, symposia, trade shows and webcasts
Second
meeting
Topics:
Functions
of a complex variable
Examples:
Applications:
Homework:
Distributed
in class.
Due
on the next meeting.
It
will be evaluated for completeness but not necessarily
corrected and graded.
References:
