Linear Systems Analysis

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

Anchoring concept: Spectrum Analysis of Continuous-Time Signals (Chapters 3 and 4)

  • Continuous-time Fourier series (3.3)
  • Convergence of the Fourier series and Gibbs phenomenon (3.4)
  • Properties of continuous-time Fourier series: Linearity, time shifting, frequency Shifting, differencing, symmetries, multiplication-convolution, and Parseval’s identity (3.5)
  • Continuous-time Fourier transform of aperiodic signals (4.1)
  • Continuous-time Fourier transform of periodic signals (4.2)
  • Properties of continuous-time Fourier transform: Linearity, time and frequency shifting, differentiation, symmetries, multiplication-convolution, and Parseval’s identity (4.3)

Electronics Principles

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

Anchoring concept: Large Signal Analysis for BJTs and FETs

  • Operation of bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) in active and saturation mode (Section 4.1-4.4)
  • Nonlinear I-V characteristics of BJTs (Section 4.1-4.4)
  • Biasing, operating point analysis and design for BJTs for different amplifier topologies (Section 5.2)
  • Operation of field effect transistors (FETs) in saturation and triode mode (Section 6.2)
  • Nonlinear I-V characteristics of FETs (Section 6.3)
  • Biasing, operating point analysis and design for FETs for different amplifier topologies (Section 7.1, 7.2-7.4)


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

Anchoring concept: Steady Electric Currents

  • Current Density Vector and Current Intensity (Section 3.1)
  • Conductivity and Ohm’s and Joule’s Laws in Local Form (Sections 3.2, 3.3)
  • Continuity Equation (Sections 3.4, 3.5)
  • Resistance, Ohm’s Law, and Joule’s Law (Sections 3.8, 3.9)
  • Analysis of Capacitors with Imperfect Inhomogeneous Dielectrics (Sections 3.11)