CSE 50 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems (2016-2017)

CSE 50 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems

(Required for CpE and EE.)
Catalog Data:

CSE 50 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems (Credit Units: 4) Analysis of discrete-time linear-time-invariant (DTLTI) systems in the time domain and using z-transforms. Introduction to techniques based on Discrete-Time, Discrete, and Fast Fourier Transforms. Examples of their application to digital processing and digital communications. Prerequisite: EECS70A/CSE70A. Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Same as EECS 50. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0131989238.

Recommended Textbook:
  • Oppenheim, Alan V., Schafer, Ronald W., and Buck, John R. Discrete Time Signal Processing, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 1999.
  • Shenoi, B.A. Introduction to Digital Signal Processing and Filter Design, 1st Edition, Wiley- Interscience, 2005.
Glenn E. Healey
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Analyze discrete-time linear time-invariant (DTLTI) systems using time-domain techniques.

2. Analyze DTLTI systems using z-transforms.

3. Analyze DT signals and systems using discrete-time Fourier transforms (DTFT), discrete Fourier transforms (DFT), and fast Fourier transform (FFT).

4. Describe simple applications of the above techniques to digital signal processing and digital communications.

Prerequisites by Topic

Knowledge of calculus through integration of trigonometric functions, as well as knowledge of differential equations.

Lecture Topics:
  • Discrete-Time Linear Time-Invariant Systems (Time Domain) - Chapters 9 & 10 (Week 1, 2,and 3)
  • Discrete-Time Linear Time-Invariant Systems (Z-Domain) – Chapter 11 (Week 3, 4 and 5)
  • Discrete-time and Discrete Fourier Transforms and Applications – Chapter 12 (Week 6, 7, 8, and 9)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Computer usage is not required. Most of the problems have analytical solutions however for those that have numerical solutions, calculators and computers may be used.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering Topics Courses.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Weekly Homework Assignments: 15%
  • Midterm Exam 1: 20%
  • Midterm Exams 2: 25%
  • Final exam: 40%
  • Total: 100% Letter)grades)are)based)on)a)curve)about)the)median)score,)which)is)assigned)a)B9minus grade.
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
May 5, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr