Lecture "Signals and Systems I"

Basic Information

Lecturers:   Gerhard Schmidt (lecture) and Jens Reermann (exercise)
Room:   C-SR-I
Language:   German
Target group:   Students in electrical engineering and computer engineering
Prerequisites:   Mathematics for engineers I, II, III, Foundations in electrical engineering I, II

This course teaches basics in systems theory for electrical engineering and information technology. This basic course is restricted to continuous and deterministic signals and systems.

Topic overview:

  • Basic classes of signals and systems
    • Introduction and notation
    • Signals
    • Systems
  • Signals
    • Elementary signals
    • Reaction of linear systems on elementary signals
    • Signal decomposition into elementary signals
  • Spectral representations of deterministic signals
    • Fourier series, Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT)
    • Fourier transform
    • Laplace and z transform
  • Linear systems
    • Reaction on elementary signals
    • Reaction on arbitrary signals
    • Quantities for describing linear systems and their relations
    • Stability of linear systems
    • Rational transfer-functions
  • Modulation
    • Basics
    • Sampling theorem

H.W. Schüßler: Netzwerke, Signale und Systeme II: Theorie kontinuierlicher und diskreter Signale und Systeme, Springer, 1991
H.D. Lüke: Signalübertragung, Springer, 1995



First Exercises:

The excersise will begin in KW 17. In the first two weeks (KW 15 + KW 16) the exercise will be used for lecture. This will be compensated by using lecture time for additional exercises in KW 17 and KW 18



Exam Results and Exam Inspection:

The results of the winter semester's exam of 03.03.2017 are online in the QIS-system. Please note the date of the exam inspection:

Date: Monday, 27.03.2017
Time: 10:00 h - 11:00 h
Room: Library of the DSS-group (D-037 A)


Lecture slides

  Slides of the lecture "Introduction"
(details of the lecture, notation, signals, systems)
  Slides of the lecture "Signals"
(basic signals, reaction on basic signals, signal decomposition)
  Slides of the lecture "Spectral Representations - Part 1"
(Fourier series, Discrete Fourier Transform)
  Slides of the lecture "Spectral Representations - Part 2"
(Fourier Transform)
  Slides of the lecture "Spectral Representations - Part 3"
(Laplace and z-transform)
  Slides of the lecture "Linear Systems"
(Basics and relations between different system descriptions)
  Slides of the lecture "Modulation"
(Basics and linear modulation schemes)



Exercises can be found on an extra web page.



A formulary can be found below:



Current Exam

The exam will take place in room OS-40 (Norbert Gansel-Hörsaal) on 03.03.2017 at 09:00 h. 


Previous Exams

  Exam of the winter term 2016/2017     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the summer term 2016     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the winter term 2015/2016     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the summer term 2015     Corresponding solution
  Exam of the winter term 2014/2015     Corresponding solution


Recent Publications

P. Durdaut, J. Reermann, S. Zabel, Ch. Kirchhof, E. Quandt, F. Faupel, G. Schmidt, R. Knöchel, and M. Höft: Modeling and Analysis of Noise Sources for Thin-Film Magnetoelectric Sensors Based on the Delta-E Effect, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, published online, 2017

P. Durdaut, S. Salzer, J. Reermann, V. Röbisch, J. McCord, D. Meyners, E. Quandt, G. Schmidt, R. Knöchel, and M. Höft: Improved Magnetic Frequency Conversion Approach for Magnetoelectric Sensors, IEEE Sensors Letters, published online, 2017


Website News

18.06.2017: Page about KiRAT news added (also visible in KiRAT).

31.05.2017: Some pictures added.

23.04.2017: Time line for the lecture "Adaptive Filters" added.

13.04.2017: List of PhD theses added.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidt

E-Mail: gus@tf.uni-kiel.de

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Faculty of Engineering
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

Kaiserstr. 2
24143 Kiel, Germany

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