ECE 352 Systems II 
Winter 2007

Instructor: Prof. Andrea Serrani.
Office: 412 Dreese Lab.

Class Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:30pm - 4:18pm
Location: 285 Baker Systems
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 5:00pm- 6:00pm
Mr. Joseph Gourley. (email:

Prerequisite(s): ECE 301, ECE 351

Please note: The official web page of the course is developed on CARMEN at
Registered students may access all the additional information on the course, including notes, homework sets, solutions, and syllabus through the Carmen web site.

Grading:  Homework 20% , 2 Midterms 40% (20% each,) Comprehensive Final Exam 40%
Exams Policy: Exams are closed-book, closed-notes, unless specified otherwise. You are allowed to bring a one-page two-sided cheat-sheet.
Homework policy: Homework sets are posted on Carmen weekly. You are responsible for all assignments and announcements posted on Carmen or given in class. No late submission is accepted, unless previous arrangements have been made. Homework can be submitted electronically using Carmen, or handed in class on due date. Homework submitted via email will be discarded. You are strongly encouraged to use a word processor to typeset your homework (LaTeX is the best choice). Points will be taken out by the TA if your solution is poorly or sloppy written. All homework set will be collected, but only some of the problems may be graded. Grades will be post on Carmen. For your homework assignments, you are encouraged to work with your classmates, but you must submit your own solutions. Recall that, according to OSU regulations, the instructor must report any academic misconduct.

Textbook: E.D. Kamen and B.S. Heck, "Fundamentals of Signals and Systems", 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2006.  ISBN: 0-13-168737-9  

Laplace transform; frequency response and Bode plots; Z-transforms; state variables, state equations; computer-aided analysis.

Lecture 1: Laplace Transform and Transfer Function Representation - Chapter 6
Laplace Transform of a Signal. Properties of the Laplace Transform. Computation of the Inverse Laplace Transform. Transform of the Input/Output Differential Equation. Transform of the Input/Output Convolution Integral. Direct Construction of the Transfer Function
Review. First Midterm
Lecture 2: The z-Transform and Discrete-Time Systems - Chapter 7 z-Transform of a Discrete-Time Signal. Properties of the z-Transform. Computation of the Inverse z-Transform. Transfer Function Representation. System Analysis Using the Transfer Function Representation
Review. Second Midterm
Lecture 3: Analysis of Continuous-Time Systems - Chapter 8
Stability and the Impulse Response. Routh—Hurwitz Stability Test. Analysis of the Step Response. Response to Sinusoids and Arbitrary Inputs. Frequency Response Function. Causal Filters
Lecture 4: Application to Control - Chapter 9
Introduction to Control. Tracking Control. Examples.
Lecture 5: Design of Digital Filters - Chapter 10
Discretization. Design of IIR Filters. Design of IIR Filters Using MATLAB. Design of FIR Filters
Lecture 6: State-Space Representation - Chapter 11
State Model. Construction of State Models. Solution of State equations. Discrete-Time Systems
Review. Comprehensive Final Exam

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