Linear Systems Analysis

Textbook: Oppenheim and Willsky, Signals and Systems, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall, 1996.

Anchoring concept: Linear Time-Invariant Systems (Chapters 1 and 2)

  • Continuous-time and discrete-time systems (1.4)
  • Linearity (1.6)
  • Time-invariance (1.6)
  • Discrete-time LTI systems: Convolution sum (2.1)
  • Continuous-time LTI systems: Convolution integral (2.2)
  • Properties of LTI systems: Memory, causality, invertibility, stability, and unit step response (2.3)
  • Causal LTI systems described by differential and difference equations (2.4)

Electronics Principles

Textbook: Fundamentals of Microelectronics, Behzad Razavi, John Wiley and Sons, 2nd Ed.

Anchoring concept: Diodes, Diode Models and Applications

  • Current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of diodes – also referred to as the nonlinear diode model (Section 2.2.4)
  • Approximating the I-V characteristics using ideal diode model and constant voltage model (Sections 2.2.4, 3.1, 3.2)
  • Large and small signal model of diodes (Section 3.4)
  • Circuit application of diodes – rectifiers, voltage regulators, limiting circuits, voltage doublers (Section 3.5)


Textbook: Electromagnetics, Branislav M. Notaros, Pearson Prentice Hall

Anchoring concept: Electrostatic Field in Material Media

  • Polarization of Dielectrics, Bound Volume and Surface Charge Densities (Sections 2.1–2.4)
  • Generalized Gauss’ Law, Dielectric-Dielectric Boundary Conditions (Sections 2.5–2.10)
  • Analysis of Capacitors with Homogeneous Dielectrics (Sections 2.12, 2.13)
  • Analysis of Capacitors with Inhomogeneous Dielectrics (Sections 2.14, 2.17)
  • Electric Energy and Energy Density (Sections 2.15, 2.16)