Sections 6.3 and 6.4 describe the application of the Laplace transform to solving differential equations and circuits (ZSR and ZIR!). You should review these sections, but since you have done this in MATH 212 and ELEC 225-226, we will not discuss them in detail in this course. The concept of the transfer function of an LTIC system, H(s), is very important. Please study Section 6.5 on block diagrams, and browse Section 6.6 to understand how higher-order systems are designed. You can skip Sections 6.7, 6.8, and 6.9.
If you have notes on the Laplace transform from previous courses (MATH 212 and ELEC 225-226), you might want to find and review those notes.
We will end the course with the same topic that began the course, analog filters. Sections 7.1 and 7.2 discuss frequency response and Bode plots. We will not consider all of the details in these sections, but you should read them. Skip Section 7.3, and study Section 7.4 on filter design by placing poles and zeros in the s-plane. Study Section 7.5 on the Butterworth filter, and browse the remaining sections in Chapter 7. This will provide an introduction to the design of higher-order analog filters (higher than first-order).
Problems 6.2-1 and 6.2-3 (for practice with the forward and inverse L.T.)
Problems 6.3-1(b) and 6.3-5 (for solving differential equations)
Problems 6.4-3 and 6.4-9 (for L.T. applied to circuit analysis)
Problems 6.5-2 and 6.6-1 (for block diagrams and system realization)
Problem 7.1-1 (for frequency response from H(s))
Problem 7.4-1 (for frequency response from pole-zero locations)
Problem 7.5-1 (for Butterworth filter design, but you can use the tables)