Signals and Systems

Course Description:

The concept of signals and systems arise in a wide variety of fields including signal processing, control theory, biomedical engineering and astronautics. This course explores how signals can be represented and manipulated, and their effects on systems. It further investigates how we can discover basic system properties by exciting a system with various types of signals.

Course Textbook:

Oppenheim, Wilsky and Nawab, Signals and Systems, Prentice-Hall, Second Edition, 1997.

Office Hours:

Please go to and choose a suitable time slot in the non-blocked areas on.


Homework: 5%

Midterm: 45%

Final: 50%


Midterm exam is on 08/09/93.

Final exam is on ?/10/93.

Lecture Notes (Copy of the slides and illustrations from the video lectures of Oppenheim, Alan. RES.6-007 Signals and Systems, Spring 2011):


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 hand over 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.

Former Exams:

Midterm Exams: 93-94(fall), 93-94(spring)

Final Exams: 93-94(fall), 93-94(spring)


The tool we will be using is MATLAB.