Signals arise in most engineering applications. They contain information about the behavior of physical systems. Systems respond to signals and produce other signals. In this course, we explore how signals can be represented and manipulated, and their effects on systems. We further explore how we can discover basic system properties by exciting a system with various types of signals.
Master the basics of signals and systems. Apply this knowledge to problems in the homework assignments and programming exercise.
Discrete-time signals and systems. Fourier- and z-Transforms. Frequency domain characterization of signals and systems. System identification. Time series analysis. Filter design.
Lecture notes available on course website.
Prerequisites / Notice
Control Systems I is helpful but not required.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
The performance assessment is only offered in the session after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.
Mode of examination
written 150 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination
There is a written final exam during the examination session, which covers all material taught during the course, i.e. the material presented during the lectures and corresponding problem sets, programming exercises, and recitations. Additionally, there will be two continuous performance assessments tasks during the semester, both optional and only contributing to the final grade if they help improve it. The quiz is an optional, interim examination roughly in the middle of the semester. It tests the student's understanding of the topics covered so far. It contributes 20% to the final grade, but only if it helps improve the final grade. The programming assignment is an optional learning task in the last third of the semester. It requires the student to understand and apply the lecture material. It contributes a maximum of 0.25 grade points to the final grade.
A single A4 sheet of paper (double sided; hand-written or computer typed)
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.