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 domains. 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
(Lectures) Office: Rooms 301A Dana and Breakiron 67 Phone: (570) 577-1129 FAX: (570) 577-1449 Email: kozick@bucknell.edu http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~kozick |
Margaret Wismer
(Labs) Office: Room 304 Dana Phone: (570) 577-1269 FAX: (570) 577-1449 Email: wismer@bucknell.edu http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~wismer |
All office hours will be held in my Dana 301A office.Monday 1-2 PM Tuesday 9-10 AM Thursday 1-2 PM Friday 1-2 PM
The course web page contains the homework assignments, lab assignments, syllabus, and other course information. Data files and sample MATLAB programs will sometimes be posted on the web page that you will download and use for homework and laboratory assignments.
Three in-class exams (13% each) 39% Short quizzes (announced and unannounced) 6% Final exam 20% Homework 15% Laboratories 20%
Monday, September 25The course will conclude with a comprehensive final exam.
Monday, October 23
Friday, November 17 (may move to Nov. 27 or 29)
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 dropped.
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 have questions. 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 classmates.
Attendance at all laboratory sessions is expected and required. If you have a legitimate reason for missing lab, please see Prof. Wismer or Prof. Kozick as soon as possible to make arrangements for making up the lab session. Please attend during your assigned lab section.
We recommend that you keep a lab notebook for this course, but we 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.