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Spring 2016-2017
* ELE 201 (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Information Signals

Paul W. Cuff

Signals that carry information play a central role in technology and engineering---ranging from sound and images to MRI, communication, radar, and robotic control. This course teaches mathematical tools to analyze, manipulate, dissect, and preserve information signals. For example, many continuous signals can be perfectly represented through sampling (Nyquist theorem), which leads to digital signals. A major focus of the course is the Fourier transform. We also study linear time-invariant systems, modulation, quantization, and stability (Laplace transform and z-transform). Lab design projects in Matlab include a "Shazam" music ID system.

Sample reading list:
S. Kulkarni, Course notes
Oppenheim and Willsky, Signals & Systems, 2nd Edition

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly labs. Bi-weekly homework assignments (problem sets).

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 35%
Quizzes - 10%
Lab Reports - 25%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
The prerequisite for this course is knowledge of elementary calculus..


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42290 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:47 Limit:57
42286 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F115   Enrolled:14 Limit:18
42287 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F115   Enrolled:9 Limit:18
42288 B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F115   Enrolled:9 Limit:18
42289 B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F115   Enrolled:15 Limit:19