RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Course Outline (F2019)

ELE532: Signals and Systems I

Instructor(s)Dimitri Androutsos [Coordinator]
Office: ENG472
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x 555334 / 6104
Email: dimitri@ryerson.ca
Office Hours: TBA

Soosan Beheshti
Office: ENG425
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x 4906
Email: soosan@ryerson.ca
Office Hours: Friday 12pm-1pm

Calendar DescriptionThis course deals with the analysis of continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems. Topics include: representations of linear time-invariant systems, representations of signals, Laplace transform, transfer function, impulse response, step response, the convolution integral and its interpretation, Fourier analysis for continuous-time signals and systems and an introduction to sampling.
PrerequisitesCEN 199, COE 318, ELE 302, MTH 312, MTH 314, ELE 404 and COE 428
Antirequisites

None

Corerequisites

None

Compulsory Text(s):
  1. B.P. Lathi, Linear Systems and Signals, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press, 2018.
  2. Laboratory MATLAB assignment descriptions and procedures, and assignment problems are available from the course home page on D2L Brightspace via my.ryerson.ca.
Reference Text(s):
  1. M. J. Roberts, Signals and Systems: Analysis Using Transform Methods and MATLAB, McGraw Hill, 2004.
Learning Objectives (Indicators)  

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  1. - Learn properties of linear time-invariant (LTI) systems. - Learn time-domain and frequency-domain analysis of continuous-time signals and LTI systems. - Learn analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion techniques. (1b)
  2. - Learn mathematical foundations of frequency- domain analysis techniques (Fourier series, Fourier transform, Laplace transform) applicable to continuous-time signals and systems. (1c)
  3. - Determine system output for a given input signal using time and frequency-domain techniques. - Learn to select the most appropriate and efficient solution technique based on the information and mathematical models provided. - Identify system characteristics required to shape and modify signal characteristics such as in filtering and relate these characteristics to system parameters. (2b)
  4. (4b), (7a), (7c), (12a)
  5. - Uses Matlab/Simulink as a signal analysis, simulation and visualization tool. - Generates system models using simulation tools to verify system properties and perform signal operations. (5a)

NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

Course Organization

3.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
2.0 hours of lab/tutorial per week for 12 weeks

Teaching AssistantsSepehr Ataei (s2ataei@ryerson.ca)
 Mohamad-Ali Bahsoun (mbahsoun@ryerson.ca)
 Muhammad Khan (usama.khan@ryerson.ca)
 Farah Nassif (fnassif@ryerson.ca)
 Justin Pontalba (jpontalba@ryerson.ca)
 Mahdi Shamsi (mahdi.shamsi@ryerson.ca)
 Michael Zara (mzara@ryerson.ca)
Course Evaluation
Theory
Quizzes (4 X 3 Marks) 12 %
Midterm Examination 25 %
Final Examination 45 %
Laboratory
Laboratory (MATLAB) Assignments 12 %
Matab Quiz 6 %
TOTAL:100 %

Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.


ExaminationsMidterm Examination: Week 7, Wednesday, October 16; 2 hours duration; problem based; covers weeks 1–6.
 
 Final Examination: During exam period; 3 hours duration; problem based; covers the entire course material.
Other Evaluation InformationQuizzes will be a homework problem from the assigned problem sets.
 
 Quizzes will be done in the lab/tutorial time as indicated on the course calendar.
 
Other InformationNone

Course Content

Week

Hours

Chapters /
Section

Topic, description

1

3

Chapter 1, Sections 1–5

Introduction to Continuous-Time (CT) signals.


2

3

Chapter 1, Sections 6–10

Systems classification and properties.


3

3

Chapter 2 ,Sections 1–3

Time-domain analysis of CT systems. Solution of differential equations of systems, system response, impulse response


4

3

Chapter 2, Sections 4-6

Convolution


5

3

Chapter 6, Sections 4-6

Convolution examples, system response, stability


6

1

Chapter 6, Sections 1-3

The Fourier series


7

2

MIDTERM EXAM (2 hrs duration)


7

1

Chapter 6, Sections 3-4

Fourier Series (continued), examples, properties, system response


8

3

Chapter 7, Sections 1–3

The Fourier Transform


9

3

Chapter 7, Sections 3-7

Fourier Transform properties, filtering


10

3

Chapter 7, Sections 5–6

Fourier Transform examples and applications


11

3

Chapter 8, Sections 1–2

The Sampling Theorem


12

3

Chapter 4, Sections 1–4

The Laplace transform properties solutions to differential and integro-differential equations.


13

3

Chapter 4, Sections 5-6

Block diagrams system realization


Laboratory/Tutorials/Activity Schedule

Week

Lab

Description

2

M1

Matlab Tutorial #1 (Mandatory)

3

T1

Tutorial #1

4

M2, Q1

1st HOUR: Matlab Tutorial #2
 
 2nd HOUR: Quiz #1

5

T2

Tutorial #2

6

M3, Q2

1st HOUR: Matlab Tutorial #3
 
 2nd HOUR: Quiz #2

8

T3

Tutorial #3

9

T4

Tutorial #4

10

M4, Q3

1st HOUR: Matlab Tutorial #4
 
 2nd HOUR: Quiz #3

11

T5

Tutorial #5

12

M5, Q4

1st HOUR: Matlab Tutorial #5
 
 2nd HOUR: Quiz #4

13

MQ

Matlab Quiz

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  2. Any changes in the course outline, test dates, marking or evaluation will be discussed in class prior to being implemented;
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Suspicions of academic misconduct may be referred to the Academic Integrity Office (AIO). Students who are found to have committed academic misconduct will have a Disciplinary Notation (DN) placed on their academic record (not on their transcript) and will normally be assigned one or more of the following penalties:

  1. A grade reduction for the work, ranging up to an including a zero on the work (minimum penalty for graduate work is a zero on the work);
  2. A grade reduction in the course greater than a zero on the work. (Note that this penalty can only be applied to course components worth 10% or less, and any additional penalty cannot exceed 10% of the final course grade. Students must be given prior notice that such a penalty will be assigned (e.g. in the course outline or on the assignment handout);
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  4. More serious penalties up to and including expulsion from the University.

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