Linear systems that produce output signals of some type are ubiquitous in many areas of science and engineering. This course will consider such systems, with an emphasis on fundamental concepts as well as the ability to perform calculations for applications in areas such as image analysis, signal processing, computer-aided systems, and feedback control. In particular, the course will approach the topic from the perspectives of both mathematical principles and computational learning. The course will also include examples that span different real-world applications in broad areas such as engineering and medicine. The course is designed primarily for students who do not have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a great deal of prior mathematical coursework. The course will be of value to those with general interests in linear systems analysis, control systems, and/or signal processing. The course will deepen a student's appreciation and understanding of differential equations and their solutions. Topics include signal representations, linearity, time-variance, convolution, and Fourier series and transforms. Coverage includes both continuous and discrete-time systems.Course prerequisite(s): Differential and integral calculus.Course note(s): Not for graduate credit.
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