Signals and Systems II

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Signals and Systems II

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course aims to develop and advanced understanding of signals and systems. Topics include: time domain and fourier domain analysis of linear systems. Power spectral density. Propagation of signals through linear systems. Filter concepts. Noise in linear systems. Calculation of signal to noise ratio. Decibel calculations. Amplitude modulation and demodulation. Frequency division multiplexing. Heterodyning (shifting in frequency). Angle Modulation Applications: telecommunications transmitters and receivers; instrumentation. Some examples of non-linear systems will also be discussed; for example the generation of harmonics at the output of a non-linear time-invariant system.

    36 lectures, 6 tutorials, 2 practicals

    DP requirements: Submission of all assignments and drill problems, attendance at laboratory sessions.

    Assessment: Tutorials and laboratories (10%), Class Test (20%), June Examination (70%).

    Course Entry Requirements: EEE2035F, EEE2036S

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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