Course Rationale and Goals
This course will introduce the theoretical foundations and practical implementation of signals, systems and transforms.
The goals of the course can be summarized as follows:
- Understanding the fundamental characteristics of signals and systems.
- Understanding signals and systems in terms of both the time/space and transform domains, taking advantage of the complementary insights and tools that these different perspectives provide
- Development of the mathematical skills to solve problems involving convolution, filtering, modulation and sampling.
- Make basic use of professional tools such as Matlab for signal and system analysis.
GENERAL LEARNING OUTCOMES (COMPETENCES)
1. On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed knowledge and understanding of:
(a) General signals and system properties
(b) Linear, time-invariant systems
(c) Convolution sum and integral
(d) Time and frequency domain representation of linear signals and systems
(e) Discrete-time (DT) and Continuous-time (CT) Fourier Transforms
(f) Fourier Transform Properties
(g) Filtering of CT and DT signals
2. On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed their skills in:
(a) Using the laboratory equipment correctly and safely
(b) recording and interpreting the results of laboratory experiments
3. On successful completion of this course, all students will have developed their appreciation of and respect for values and attitudes regarding the issues of:
(a) carry out directed private study using textbooks, and other provided resources