ELEC 320: ABET Course Objectives and Outcomes
Course objectives:
Students finishing this course will
understand the basic analysis and design techniques for signals and
linear systems.
We will study signals and systems in the time domain and
the frequency domain using the Fourier and Laplace transforms.
To achieve the objectives for ELEC 320, we work toward the following
course outcomes.
Course outcomes:
At the conclusion of ELEC 320, students will be able to

classify systems with respect to continuous or discretetime,
linear or nonlinear, timeinvariant or timevarying, and causal or noncausal.

perform the continuoustime convolution operation on two signals.

determine the impulse response of a LTI system using analysis
and experimental measurements.

compute the ZSR of a LTI system using convolution,
based on the impulse response of the system.

determine the frequency response of a circuit using analysis
and experimental measurements.

design, implement, and analyze
firstorder, active, analog filters.

derive an optimum approximation to a signal that minimizes the
energy of the error.

use Fourier analysis to find the frequency spectra of
periodic and aperiodic signals.

apply Fourier analysis
to compute the ZSR output of a LTI system,
based on the frequency response of the system.

use the fast Fourier transform (FFT) in Matlab and on the oscilloscope
to analyze the frequency spectrum of experimentallymeasured,
discretetime (sampled) signals.

apply the Fourier transform to analyze amplitude modulation (AM) in
the frequency domain.

use the sampling theorem to analyze sampling in the frequency domain.

perform analogtodigital (A/D) conversion and digitaltoanalog (D/A)
conversions in the laboratory.

apply the Laplace transform
to analyze analog filters and other linear systems.

use Matlab as a tool for analysis and design of signals and systems.

complete a design project
in the general area of signals and systems.