|Course Title:||EE 171: Signals and Systems|
|Class Information:||Fall 2017|
Class time: 1625-1740 TR
Location: Kalkin 002
Recitation/Lab time: 0830-0945 R
Location: Perkins 102
|Instructor Information:||Dr. Jeff Frolik|
Phone: (802) 656-0732
|Office Hours:||Open door policy, email for appointment otherwise.|
|Prerequisite:||EE 4: Linear Circuit Analysis II|
|Course Description:||Discrete and continuous-time signals and systems. Input/output descriptions and analysis. Convolution, Fourier analysis and Laplace transforms, sampling and z-transforms. Application to electrical engineering design problems.|
|Text:||A. Oppenheim & A. Willsky, Signals and Systems, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 1997.|
|Grading:||Exam I: 20%
Exam II: 20%
Exam III: 30%
|Grade Scale:||A [90, 100]|
B [80, 90)
C [70, 80)
D [60, 70)
F [0, 60)
|Topics and Tentative Schedule:||Introduction to Signals and Systems (CH 1 & Instructor notes - 3 classes)|
Linear Time-Invariant Systems (CH 2 - 4 classes)
Fourier Series (CH 3 - 7 classes)
Fourier Transform (CH 4 - 4 classes)
Discrete-Time Fourier Transform (CH 5 - 4 classes )
Time/Frequency Characterization (CH 6 - 1 classes)
Sampling Theorem (CH 7 - 2 classes)
Laplace and Z-transform (CH 9 & 10 - 2 classes)
|General:||The instructor posts all assignments, solutions, and additional
material at the Blackboard (Bb) site for this class. This can be found at: https://bb.uvm.edu|
The Tuesday/Thursday afternoon classes will be used to cover the material noted above. The Thursday morning session will be used to address questions over the homework assignments, to give quizzes/exams, and to discuss complementary material that will be needed to complete the lab assignments.
Approximately five lab assignments (utilizing MATLAB) will be completed during the course. It is recommended that students bring their laptops the days when the lab assignments are being discussed. Homework problems will either be assigned from the text or provided by the instructor.
Homework will not be graded but the solutions will be available on Blackboard before the quizzes and exams covering the related material. Once a week there will be a short quiz covering the previous week's materials. Students are encouraged to work the homework problems in preparation for these quizzes. One sheet of notes (two-sided) may be used on all quizzes.
Expect exams to be given around the beginning of October and November. At least one weeks notice will be given. The last exam will be given during finals week. All exams will have a comprehensive component and will be taken in class. One sheet of notes (two-sided) may be used on all exams.
Throughout the semester, the instructor will give students feedback on how they are progressing the course.
|Calculators:||There is no restriction on the type of calculator one may use. That being said, cell phones/laptops/tablets may not be used as calculators during quizzes and exams. Note, also that the instructor will emphasize concepts and techniques on the exams. Therefore, just having the correct answer will not guarantee you full credit if no work has been shown. Calculators may not be allowed on some quizzes or exams (advanced notice will be given).|
|Attendance:||Class attendance will not be checked; however, attendance is expected
and students will be responsible for all assignments and materials covered
University Policy on Religious Holidays: Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. Each semester students should submit in writing to their instructors by the end of the second full week of classes their documented religious holiday schedule for the semester. Faculty must permit students who miss work for the purpose of religious observance to make up this work.
|Academic Integrity:||Any students found giving and/or receiving assistance on Exams or Quizzes will receive a zero score on that assignment. That being said, students are encouraged to work together and to exchange ideas when working on their labs. Students must be sure to reference their work properly, including all web sources. UVM's policy on academic integrity is clearly defined and can be found at http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf|
|ADA:||Students with disabilities should contact the instructor as soon as possible regarding necessary accommodations.|
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