Linear Systems Analysis

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

Anchoring concept: Spectrum Analysis of Discrete-Time Signals (Chapters 3 and 5)

  • Discrete-time Fourier series (3.6)
  • Properties of discrete-time Fourier series: Linearity, time and frequency shifting, differencing, symmetries, multiplication-convolution, and Parseval’s identity (3.7)
  • Discrete-time Fourier transform of aperiodic signals (5.1)
  • Discrete-time Fourier transform of periodic signals (5.2)
  • Properties of discrete-time Fourier transform: Linearity, time and frequency Shifting, differentiation, symmetries, multiplication-convolution, and Parseval’s identity (5.3)
  • Duality between Fourier transform and Fourier series (5.7)
  • Connection between the spectrum of a continuous-time signal and the Discrete-time Fourier series of its samples (notes)

Electronics Principles

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

Anchoring concept: Small Signal Analysis for BJTs and FETs

  • Bipolar amplifier topologies – common emitter, common base, common collector topologies with Early effect included. Concepts of input resistance, output resistance and voltage gain in BJT amplifier topologies (Sections 5.3)
  • FET amplifier topologies – common source, common gate, source follower topologies with channel width modulation effect included. Will include concepts of input resistance, output resistance and voltage gain in FET amplifier topologies (Sections 7.2-7.4)


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

Anchoring concept: Magnetostatic Field

  • Magnetostatic Field in Free Space, Biot-Savart Law (Sections 4.1–4.3)
  • Ampère’s Law, Integral Form, Curl (Sections 4.4–4.7)
  • Magnetostatic Field in Material Media (Sections 5.1–5.3)
  • Generalized Ampère’s Law, Boundary Conditions (Sections 5.4–5.6)
  • Magnetic Circuits (Sections 5.9, 5.10)