Circuits and Systems





Steady-state circuit analysis, sinusoidal excitation, phasor method, Fourier series, Fourier transforms, time

domain analysis, impulse response, convolution, sampling and modulation.

Prerequisites: Math. 20A-B-C, ECE 15, and ECE 35.

Class times and location (Spring 2016):

Lectures Tu-Th 3:30-4:50p HSS 1330 

Discussion: Fri 2:00p-2:50p SOLIS 104


Final: (Mon) 06/06/2016 3:00p - 5:59p Location HSS 1330

Office Hours:

Prof. Franceschetti OH: By appointment ATK4302

Teaching Assistants OH:

Joseph Connelly:

EBU1-4506 on Thursdays from 9-11am 

EBU1-5706 on Fridays from 12-2pm

Nikhil Upadhyay :

Room EBU1-4506 Wed, 1pm-4pm

Class Organization and Grading:

There will be two Midterms and one Final plus homework assignments.

Class grade is: 10% Homeworks, 25% each Midterm 40% final.

During the midterms and final you are not allowed to use calculators, computers, ipods, phones etc. Since this class does not stress memorizing formulas, but rather understanding how to solve problems from basic principles, all formulas required to solve problems in the exams, for example tables of Fourier transforms,  will be given in class.

Homework Policy:: Homeworks are not graded, but all attempted solutions must be submitted by the deadline to earn 10% of the final grade. After submitting your homework you are encouraged to check the posted solutions and discuss them with the TAs, as they are good practice for the exam problems.

Study Material: Lecture notes are posted on-line. Additional reading material is from the book

“Signals and Systems” by Oppenheim and Willsky. Sample copies of past exams with solutions are posted

on line. In addition to homeworks you are advised to attempt additional problems from the book.