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Spring 2017-2018
* ELE 201 (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Information Signals

Christopher G. Brinton

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 - 20%
Final Exam - 35%
Lab Reports - 20%
Problem set(s) - 25%

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
42363 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:39 Limit:57
42359 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F115   Enrolled:17 Limit:18
42360 B02 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F115   Enrolled:6 Limit:18
42361 B03 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F115   Enrolled:1 Limit:18
42362 B04 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm T   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F115   Enrolled:15 Limit:18