Our goal in this course is to understand the basic analysis and design
techniques for signals and linear systems.
We will study both continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems,
and we will learn to work in the time domain as well as various transform
The material in this course is fundamental to many areas of electrical
engineering, including communication systems, digital signal processing,
statistical signal processing,
control systems, image processing, speech processing, biomedical signal
processing, analog and digital filter design, acoustics, radar, artificial
neural networks, and others.
The techniques that we study are general and also apply to other engineering
systems, including optical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical systems.
Richard J. Kozick
Office: Room 067 Breakiron
Phone: (570) 577-1129, FAX: (570) 577-1449
Tentative office hour schedule for Fall, 2004 is as follows:
(Refer to the course home page for the most up-to-date office hours)
Monday 1- 2 Tuesday 11-12 (after September 29) Wednesday 1- 2 (after September 29) Thursday 10-11Other times can be arranged - talk to me in class, send email, or call.
The course home page contains the homework assignments, lab assignments, syllabus, and other course information. Data files and sample MATLAB programs will occasionally be posted on the home page that you will download and use for homework and laboratory assignments.
Three in-class exams (10% each) 30% Short quizzes (announced and unannounced) 10% Final exam 20% Homework 15% Laboratories 25%
Wednesday, September 22The course will conclude with a comprehensive final exam.
Wednesday, October 20
Friday, November 19
Short quizzes (announced or unannounced)
will also be given to check your understanding of
the material as we proceed through the course.
Missed quizzes cannot be made-up, but your lowest quiz grade will be
You are allowed and
encouraged to work on the homework with groups of your classmates.
The purpose of the homework is to practice with the material and to
improve your understanding.
We encourage you to learn from each other, and also to ask us when you
However, the homework solutions that you submit for grading
must be written individually.
Be sure that you understand the reasoning for each problem,
even if you initially solved the problem with help from your
If you have a legitimate reason for missing lab, please see the Prof. Kozick as soon as possible to make arrangements for making up the lab session. Please attend during your assigned lab section.
I recommend that you keep a lab notebook for this course, but I will not
collect your notebooks.
The lab notebook will serve two purposes.
First, it is a good way to organize the notes and data that you'll need to
prepare the lab report.
Second, it provides a good reference for future labs that you can use
to remember how to perform certain operations with the instruments.