York University

EECS 3451 Signals and Systems

(Fall 2020)

The Lassonde School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

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Instructor: Prof. Gene Cheung

Lecures: M 11:30-13:00 R 13:00-14:30

Location: Virtual! (See links in eClass)

Labs: F 13:00-16:00 M 17:30-20:30, M 14:30-17;30

Location: Virtual! (See links in eClass)

Office Hours: TR 10:00-11:00


  • 08/23/2020: Course homepage online.

Course Summary

This course covers the fundamentals of signal processing theories. Topics covered include frequency analysis of continuous and discrete signals, sampling theorems, fast Fourier transform, analysis of linear time-invariant (LTI) systems.

Required Textbook

  • C.-T. Chen, Signals and Systems: A Fresh Look, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. (also available online HERE)

Supplementary Material

  • S. Boyd, L. Vandenberghe, Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra: Vectors, Matrices, and Least Squares,  Cambridge University Press, 2018.


  • Bi-weekly assignments (30%)
  • Lab assignments (20%)
  • Midterm (25%)
  • Final (25%)

Course Outline (subject to change)

  • Week 1: Signals
  • Week 2: Basic Mathematics and MALAB
  • Week 3: Frequency Spectra of CT Signals I
  • Week 4: Frequency Spectra of CT Signals II
  • Week 5: Frequency Spectra of DT Signals
  • Week 6: Sampling Theorems
  • Week 7 : Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
  • Week 8: Systems-memoryless
  • Week 9: DT LTI Systems with Finite Memory
  • Week 10: CT LTI and Lumped Systems
  • Week 11: Quanlitative Analysis of CT LTI Lumped Systems

last modified December 12, 2020