Linear Systems Analysis

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

Anchoring concept: Transient and Complex Exponential Signals (Chapter 1)

  • Continuous-time and discrete-time Signals (1.1)
  • Signal energy and power (1.1)
  • Periodic signals (1.2)
  • Even and odd signals (1.2)
  • Continuous-time complex exponential and sinusoidal signals (1.3)
  • Discrete-time complex exponential and sinusoidal signals (1.3)
  • Discrete-time unit impulse and unit step sequences (1.4)
  • Continuous-time unit impulse and unit step functions (1.4)

Electronics Principles

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

Anchoring concept: Fundamental Semiconductor Physics

  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors (Section 2.1)
  • Transport of Charge Carrier – Drift and Diffusion (Section 2.1)
  • PN junctions and their operations in equilibrium, forward bias and reverse bias. The operation of PN junction in these regimes are explained using the concepts of drift and diffusion currents (Section 2.2)


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

Anchoring concept: Electrostatic Field in Free Space

  • Electric Field Due to Charge Distributions (Sections 1.1–1.5)
  • Electric Scalar Potential, Gradient (Sections 1.6–1.10)
  • Gauss’ Law, Integral Form (Sections 1.12, 1.13)
  • Gauss’ Law, Differential Form, Divergence (Sections 1.14, 1.15)
  • Conductors in the Electrostatic Field (Sections 1.16–1.19, 1.21)