Brown University
ENGN1570 Linear System Analysis

Fall 2010


Prof. Gabriel Taubin (

Teaching Assistants :

Firat Kalaycilar (

Gilson Goncalves de Lima (

Course Description:

Fundamentals of signal and system analysis, with applications drawn from filtering, audio, image processing, geometric modeling, automatic control, and the stock market. Topics include classification of discrete and continuous time signals and systems, linear time invariant (LTI) systems, convolution, solutions of linear time-invariant differential equations and difference equations, discrete-time and continuous-time Fourier Series and Fourier Transforms, sampling and discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals, modulation, Laplace and Z-transforms, frequency-domain approach to analog and digital filtering, and feedback systems

Course Outline:

           Signals and Systems

  • Signals and Systems
  • Linear Time Invariant (LTI) Systems
  • Fourier Series Representation of Periodic Signals
  • Continuous Time Fourier Transform
  • Discrete Time Fourier Transform
  • Sampling
  • Laplace Transform
  • Z-Transform
  • Filter Design
  • Linear Feedback Systems
  • Applications




  • ENGN0520




Signals and Systems, 2nd Edition

By A. V. Oppenheim, and A. S. Willsky, with Nawab

Prentice Hall 1997


Course Evaluation:


  • 30% Homework
  • 20% Labs
  • 10% Midterm I
  • 10% Midterm II
  • 10% Midterm III
  • 20% Final Exam


Office Hours :


Taubin: [TBD] Barus & Holley 328

Kalaycilar: [TBD] Barus & Holley 317

Lima: [TBD] Barus & Holley 317


MON-WED-FRI 1:00-1:50 PM Barus & Holley 194 Studio Laboratory

Problem Sessions:

THU [Morning TBD] Barus & Holley 194 Studio Laboratory

THU [Afternoon TBD] Barus & Holley 194 Studio Laboratory