Imperial College London Department of Electrical &
Electronic Engineering Electrical & Electronic Eng.
(EEE) BEng, MEng 2nd Year


Objectives
The course is designed to provide the fundamental concepts in signals and systems. By the end of the course, students should be able to use signal transforms, system convolution and describe linear operations on these.
Syllabus
We draw a distinction between the fundamentals of signal modelling in time and frequency domains, and indicate the signficance of alternative descriptions. The basic concepts of Fourier series, Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms and related areas are developed. The idea of convolution for linear timevariant systems are introduced and expanded on from a range of perspectives. The transfer function for continuous and discrete tiem systems is used in this context. Stability is duscussed with respect to the pole locations. Some elements of statistical signal description are introduced as signal comparision methods. The Discrete Fourier Transform is discussed as a ztransform evaluation and its consequences examined. Some basic filtering operatings for both continuous and discrete signals are developed.
Textbook & Key References
Matlab Licence
This course includes the use of Matlab for tutorial problems. Two Matlab tutorial sessions will be given at the beginning of the course. It is important that you have a copy of Matlab installed and properly licensed under Imperial College's Licensing Scheme. You can find the instruction about how to obtain Matlab here (Imperial login required). Since you are a fulltime member of the College, if you wish to install Matlab on a personally owned system, please complete a licence form available here. For installation instructions, please click here.
Matlab is also installed on ALL machines in the Department.
Lecture Notes & Problem Sheets
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Sample & Past Papers
Note that as from 2011, all 2nd year papers contain only COMPULSORY questions.
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