MAE 143 A  Signals and Systems  Fall 2020
Canvas
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Instructor
 Mauricio de Oliveira, first name at ucsd dot edu
Class Times
Lectures

TuTh 08:0009:20,
REMOTE
Discussion Session

Wednesday 10:0010:50,
REMOTE
Teaching Assistant
 Yilong (Dylan) Chen, yic 013 at ucsd dot edu
Office Hours
REMOTE
 Thursday 10:00  11:00 (Mauricio)
 Monday 09:00  10:00 (Dylan)
You can make an appointment with me or the TA by email.
Text Book
Fundamentals of Signals and Systems
by Benoit Boulet
See notes on Canvas about the book.
Course Topics
 Dynamic systems and their signals, Continuoustime signals and discretetime sampling
 Fundamental signals in continuous and discretetime, Elementary signal operations, Properties of deterministic and stochastic signals
 Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems, Convolution Sum and Integral and Basic properties and connections of LTI systems
 LTI systems: differential & difference equations, Causality & Stability, Introduction to State Space Modeling
 LTI systems: Sinusoidal inputs with Euler Formula, Fourier Series for Periodic Signals, Spectrum of a signal and Parseval's Theorem
 Continuoustime Fourier transform, Frequency Analysis and Bode diagram of continuoustime systems
 DiscreteTime and Discrete Fourier Transform, Bode diagram and Frequency Analysis of discretetime systems & Discrete Fourier Transform with Matlab
 Laplace transform for continuoustime signals, properties of Laplace transform and transfer function, Laplace transform for solving differential equations and Final/initial value theorems
 Transfer function & resonant systems, Block diagrams & feedback systems, Ztransform & transfer function for discretetime systems
 Concept of Filtering: continuoustime circuits & digital signal processing, Application in sound processing
You might want to check out the website for MAE 143A Fall 2019 Winter 2019 Winter 2018 , Winter 2011 to have an idea of what the midterms and final will look like and alternative resources.
Grades
Check out your homework and midterm grades
on canvas.
Check them out regularly to make sure that your homework is
being graded and transcribed correctly!
Formula
GRADE = 0.25 * HOMEWORK + 0.25 * MIDTERM1 + 0.25 * MIDTERM2 + 0.25 * FINAL EXAM
Exams
I am still considering options for the exact format of the exams.
 Midterm #1: October, 22nd
 Midterm #2: November, 19th
 Final exam: Tuesday, December, 15th, 08:00AM  10:59AM
Homework
 Homework, instructions and solutions will be posted on canvas.
 Homework will be posted every other week, due the following week.
 This class uses an allelectronic homework submission and grading process.
 You can type and scan your homework for submission.
 No paper submissions will be accepted.
 Turn in every Friday at 23:59, every other week.
 No late homework submissions will be accepted
 Please turn in a readable and organized homework. This is a big class!
Homework grading policy
 No points will be deducted by mistakes you make on homework.
 You will be assigned total points for every question you attempt to solve.
 A valid attempt has to show enough effort to convince the graders that you spent time on the question!
 Just repeating the problem statement IS NOT an example of a valid attempt.
 You get no points on a question if you did not attempt the question.
 Questions will be graded and feedback will be provided by the graders in case you make mistakes.