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Administrivia
 Textbook:
 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems Using the Web and MATLAB by Edward W. Kamen and Bonnie S. Heck (PrenticeHall, 3rd edition, 2007).
 Teaching assistant:
 Hafeez Dhalla (al.dhalla [at] duke.edu)
 Coursework:
 Grades will be based on homeworks (30%), three inclass exams (45%), and a final exam (25%).
 Homework:
 There will be a written homework assignment every week. The assignment will typically involve a couple of MATLAB exercises and a few textbookstyle problems. I do not guarantee that all problems will come from the K&H textbook, though. The assignment will be posted on this webpage by 5pm every Tuesday, and due by 5pm the following Tuesday. Solutions will be posted on this page shortly after the homework is due. Absolutely NO late homework will be accepted.
Reasonable amount of collaboration on homework assignments will be tolerated. However, each student must write up his/her own solution. I am counting on your good judgment in following Duke policies on academic dishonesty.
 Office hours:
 TA: M 11:001:00 in the CIEMAS 2nd floor fishbowl
instructor: F 2:004:00 at the Perk (the coffee shop located at the Bostock Library)
Course Announcements
 Sep 2, 3pm: homework 1 is up
 Sep 9, 1:30pm: the course now has a Blackboard site set up
 Sep 9, 3:30pm: homework 2 is up
 Sep 16, 7:50pm: Homework 3 is up
 Sep 30, 5:23pm: Homework 4 is up
 Oct 7, 7:21pm: Homework 5 is up
This schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Schedule
Date Lecture topics Reading Aug 27 Introduction and orientation
slides (pdf, 348KB)MATLAB tutorial on the book website (pdf) Aug 29 Continuoustime and discretetime signals
slides (pdf, 434KB)K&H 1.11.2, Appendix A (review of complex numbers) Sep 3 Models of systems and their properties; LTI systems
slides (pdf, 372KB)K&H 1.31.5 Sep 5 LTI models of physical systems
slides (pdf, 423KB)K&H 1.31.5 (review), 2.4 Sep 10 Linear differential and difference equations
slides (pdf, 352KB)K&H 2.1, 2.32.5 Sep 12 Convolution representation of discretetime systems
slides (pdf, 334KB)K&H 2.1 and 2.3 (review), 2.2 Sep 17 Convolution representation of continuoustime systems
slides (pdf, 360KB)K&H 2.6 Sep 19 Fourier series
slides (pdf, 444KB)K&H 3.13.3 Sep 24 Fourier series: examples K&H 3.13.3 Sep 26 EXAM I
Exam I solutions (pdf, 140KB)Sep 30 Applications of Fourier series: curve estimation K&H 3.4, 3.5 Oct 3 Fourier transform
slides (pdf, 420KB)K&H 3.4, 3.5 Oct 8 Fourier transform: properties
slides: see Oct. 3K&H 3.43.6 Oct 10 Generalized Fourier transform
slides: see Oct. 3K&H 3.7 Oct 15 Discretetime Fourier transform (DTFT)
slides (pdf, 278KB)K&H 4.1 Oct 17 Fast Fourier transform algorithm (FFT)
slides (pdf, 269KB)K&H 4.24.4 Oct 22 Review Oct 24 EXAM II
Exam II solutions (pdf, 88KB)Oct 29 Ideal filters
slides (pdf, 376KB)K&H 5.1, 5.2 (skim), 5.3 Oct 31 Sampling
slides (pdf, 353KB)K&H 5.4 Nov 5 Laplace transform
slides (pdf, 411KB)K&H 6.1, 6.2 Nov 7 Inverse Laplace transform
slides (pdf, 382KB)K&H 6.3 Nov 12 Solving LDEs via Laplace transform
slides (pdf, 163KB)K&H 6.4 Nov 14 Transfer function representation K&H 6.56.6 Nov 19 Review Nov 21 EXAM III
Exam III solutions (pdf, 61KB)Nov 26 No class: THANKSGIVING BREAK Nov 28 No class: THANKSGIVING BREAK Dec 3 The ztransform K&H 7.17.4 Dec 5 Review
Homeworks
 Sep 2: homework 1 (pdf, 27KB), due Tue Sep 9 by 5pm; solutions (pdf, 138KB)
 Sep 9: homework 2 (pdf, 19KB), due Tue Sep 16 by 5pm; solutions (pdf, 77KB)
 Sep 16: homework 3 (pdf, 33KB), due Tue Sep 23 by 5pm; solutions are on Blackboard
 Sep 30: homework 4 (pdf, 50KB), due Tue Oct 7 by 5pm; solutions are on Blackboard
 Oct 7: homework 5 (pdf, 36KB), due Tue Oct 14 by 5pm; solutions are on Blackboard