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This course was developed in 1987 by the MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Studies.

Show lessIt was designed as a distance-education course for engineers and scientists in the workplace.Signals and Systems is an introduction to analog and digital signal processing, a topic that forms an integral part of engineering systems in many diverse areas, including seismic data processing, communications, speech processing, image processing, defense electronics, consumer electronics, and consumer products.The course presents and integrates the basic concepts for both continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems. Signal and system representations are developed for both time and frequency domains. These representations are related through the Fourier transform and its generalizations, which are explored in detail. Filtering and filter design, modulation, and sampling for both analog and digital systems, as well as exposition and demonstration of the basic concepts of feedback systems for both analog and digital systems, are discussed and illustrated.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction Unlimited
  • Signals and systems: Part I Unlimited
  • Signals and systems: Part II Unlimited
  • Convolution Unlimited
  • Properties of linear, time-invariant systems Unlimited
  • Systems represented by differential and difference equations Unlimited
  • Continuous-time Fourier series Unlimited
  • Continuous-time Fourier transform Unlimited
  • Fourier transform properties Unlimited
  • Discrete-time Fourier series Unlimited
  • Discrete-time Fourier transform Unlimited
  • Filtering Unlimited
  • Continuous-time modulation Unlimited
  • Demonstration of amplitude modulation Unlimited
  • Discrete-time modulation Unlimited
  • Sampling Unlimited
  • Interpolation Unlimited
  • Discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals Unlimited
  • Discrete-time sampling Unlimited
  • The Laplace transform Unlimited
  • Continuous-time second-order systems Unlimited
  • The z-transform Unlimited
  • Mapping continuous-time filters to discrete-time filters Unlimited
  • Butterworth filters Unlimited
  • Feedback Unlimited
  • Feedback example: The inverted pendulum Unlimited

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