Department of ECE

Intro Signal Processing, ECE 366-001

Instructor: Mark Iwen
Time and Place: MWF 8:00 am -- 8:50 am, in BPS 1415
Office: C342 WH
Office Hours: M and W 9:15 am -- 10:15 am, and by appointment
Grader Office Hours: Th 11:00 am -- noon in EB 2219, and
M 10:20 -- 11:20 am in EB 2226.

This course is about signals and their interaction with systems. A signal is a quantity of interest that is usually a function of time. A system takes a signal (input), performs an operation on it, and produces another signal (output). Tools for the analysis of signals and a special class of systems (linear and time-invariant systems) will be introduced in both the time-domain and frequency-domain. The frequency-domain provides an insightful, alternative perspective of signals and systems and greatly simplifies their analysis. These analysis tools will be presented for both continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems. In many instances, discrete-time signals and systems arise from the sampling of their continuous-time counterparts so as to facilitate their analysis with digital computers. Signals and systems are omnipresent, and the practical applications of the theory presented in this course are numerous.

Course website for ECE366-001:

The course website is mandatory reading for the course. On it you will find the course schedule, the syllabus, and supplementary reading. Homework assignments will be posted on the schedule.


Linear Systems and Signals, Second Edition, by B. P. Lathi.
Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0195158335

Syllabus and Course Information

Course Schedule and Homework Assignments