HF1011 Signals, Systems and Transforms 8.0 credits

Signaler, system och transformer

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Differential equations and difference equations
  • Fourier series, the Fouriertransform, the Laplacetransform and the Z transform
  • State space models and transfer functions in the time and frequency domain
  • Fundamental properties of linear systems in the time and frequency domain
  • Mathematical models of physical systems and signals
  • Sampling, discretisation and the alias effect
  • Modeling and simulation with MATLAB / Simulink

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing this course, students should demonstrate competency in the following skills:

  • Define and interpret the fundamental concepts of systems, signals and models
  • Set up mathematical models of signals and systems
  • Describe and analyse continuos time discrete time signals and systems in the time- and frequency domain
  • Understand and use the concepts of stability and performance
  • Understand the concepts of sampling, discretisation and alias

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Calculus in one variable and linear algebra (HF1008) or corresponding

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Inge Jovik

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

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CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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Inge Jovik, inge.jovik@sth.kth.se