ECE 206

ECE 206: Circuits, Signals, and Systems

December 10, 2013

3 credits
Required for EE or CE

Contact hours: Three 50-minute lectures per week OR two 75-minute lectures per week
Course Instructor or Coordinator: Manohar N. Murthi

F.T. Ulaby and A.E. Yagle, Engineering Signals and Systems, NTS Press, 2013
Other supplementary material:
a. L. Chaparro, Signals and Systems Using Matlab, Academic Press, 2011
b. S. Haykin, and B. Van Veen, Signals and Systems, 2005

2013-2014 University of Miami Academic Bulletin Description:

This course teaches the basics of continuous-time signals and systems with an emphasis on circuits as motivating examples. Topics include signals and linear time-invariant systems, convolution, stability, Laplace Transform, transfer function, poles and zeros, s-domain circuit analysis, feedback control, Fourier Series and Transform, Bode plots, analog filters.

Prerequisites or co-requisites: EEN 201 and MTH 311

Specific outcomes of instruction: The student will be able to:

1. Perform the basics of time-domain and transform domain analysis and design of linear time invariant signals and systems

2. Analyze and design both passive and op amp circuits using transform methods

3. Use computer-based simulation tools such as Matlab for analysis and design of continuous-time linear signals and systems


1. Basics of Signals and Linear Time Invariant systems

2. Time-domain analysis of LTI systems

3. Laplace Transform analysis of LTI systems

4. Laplace Transform analysis of circuits and feedback control systems

5. Fourier Series and Transform Analysis of LTI Systems

6. Application of Fourier Analysis to circuits, communication, and sampling systems

Student outcomes strongly addressed by the course:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (4):

Students learn how to use analytically sophisticated engineering time and transform domain analysis methods that draw upon their knowledge of math and science.

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (4):

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (3):

Students learn how to analyze and design basic circuits and systems that interact with signals, with applications in communications, control, and signal processing

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (4):

Students learn how to apply their knowledge to address problems involving circuits, filters, and applications in communications and control.

(g) an ability to communicate effectively (3):

Students learn how to plot and present data and interpret their results. They also must do short write-ups of their homework problems.

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (4):

Students are continually reminded how the course is a basic stepping stone into more advanced study to analyze and design systems in communication, control, signal processing, and other applications.

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (4):

Students learn how to use Matlab for analysis and design

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