Linear Systems Analysis

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

Anchoring concept: Complex-frequency spectrum analysis of continuous-time signals and systems (Laplace-transform)

  • System response to continuous complex exponential input
  • Transfer function and output decompositions
  • Laplace transform and region of convergence
  • Properties and applications of Laplace transforms
  • Partial fractional expansion and inverse Laplace transform

Electronics Principles

Textbook: Electronics II, booklet, prepared by Tom Chen; Fundamentals of Microelectronics by B. Razavi, Wiley

Anchoring concept: CMOS Single-Transistor Circuits

  • Review of MOS transistors and some of their 2nd order effects (Booklet pp. 1-50, Book Sections 6.1, 6.2)
  • Common source amplifiers (Booklet pp. 55-68, Book Section 7.2)
  • Common gate amplifiers (Booklet pp. 95-100, Book Section 7.3)
  • Common drain amplifiers (Booklet pp. 101-108, Book Section 7.4)
  • CMOS current source circuits (Booklet pp. 70-90, Book Section 9.2.3)


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

Anchoring concept: High-Frequency Electromagnetic Field

  • Maxwell’s Equations for High-Frequency EM Field (Sections 8.1, 8.2, 8.4)
  • Field Analysis in Frequency (Complex) Domain (Sections 8.6, 8.7, 8.8)
  • Poynting’s Theorem, power conservation (Sections 8.11, 8.12)
  • Lorenz (High-Frequency) Potentials (Sections 8.9, 8.10)
  • Antennas and Radiation (Sections 14.1, 14.2)