Linear Systems Analysis

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

Anchoring concept: Computing for spectrum analysis

  • Discrete and discrete-time Fourier transforms
  • Zero padding and zero insertion
  • Interpretation and periodic extension
  • Windowing effect
  • Fast Fourier transform

Electronics Principles

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

Anchoring concept: Circuit Frequency Response

  • Review of Bode plot, poles, and zeros (Booklet pp. 193-218, Book Sections 11.1, 11.2)
  • Frequency response of common source amplifiers (Booklet pp. 219-226, Book Section 11.4)
  • Frequency response of common drain amplifiers (Booklet pp. 227-228, Book Section 11.4)
  • Frequency response of common gate amplifiers (Booklet pp. 229, Book Section 11.5)
  • Frequency response of cascode amplifiers (Booklet pp. 231-235, Book Section 11.7)
  • Frequency response of differential amplifiers (Booklet pp. 236-243, Book Sections 11.8)


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

Anchoring concept: Transmission Lines and Waveguides

  • Field Analysis of Lossless Two-Conductor Transmission Lines (Sections 11.4)
  • Attenuation Coefficients for Line Conductors and Dielectric (Sections 11.5, 11.6)
  • Evaluation of Circuit Parameters of Transmission Lines (Sections 11.8, 11.9)
  • TE and TM Modes in Rectangular Waveguides (Sections 13.4, 13.5, 13.6)
  • Power Flow along a Waveguide and Computation of Losses (Sections 13.8, 13.9)