Signals and Systems

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Signals and Systems

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    EE102 and MA211

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject deals with continuous-time signals and systems. It provides a bridge between the usual circuit subjects (Electrical and electronics technology and Analog electronics courses taught in the initial years and the Power electronics and drives, Control system engineering, Digital control systems, and Digital signal processing subjects taught in later semesters). Instead of using the framework of traditional circuit theory, the proposed course utilises a systems approach for solving practical engineering problems. Numerous examples from circuit theory are used to illustrate the various concepts of signals and systems. This subject covers the basic concepts and theories in the field of signals and systems. It covers fundamental topics in signal and systems such as continuous-time signals, continuous-time systems, discrete-time signals, Fourier transform, Laplace transform and introduction to filters. The laboratory component in this course is based on the MATLAB software.

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