EE267: Linear Systems II
  Course Syllabus, Spring 2009
Lecture: 315 Butler-Carlton Hall (Civil Eng.), Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Instructor: Dr. Chengshan Xiao
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
229 EECH, 573-341-4539 (o),

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 11:00 am - 12:00 p.m. or by appointment.


  • Elec Eng 265 (Linear Systems I),
  • Elec Eng 266 (Linear Systems I Laboratory), and
  • Elec Eng 268 (Linear Systems II Laboratory, co-requisite).

    Course Description
    Design and analysis methods for continuous and discrete-time systems including analog fitler design, analog to digital conversion, digital filter design, z-transform, and discrete fourier transform.


  • Required textbook: Signal and Linear System Analysis, 2nd Edition, by G. E. Carlson, Wiley, 1998. ISBN 0-471-12465-6.
  • References

  • Signal and Systems, 2nd Edition, by A. V. Oppenheim, A. S. Willsky, and S. H. Nawab, Prentice Hall, 1997.
  • Lectures, Homeworks, Quizzes and Exams:

  • You (students) are expected to attend every lecture. You are solely responsible for anything you miss in classes, including announcements, handouts, assignments, quizzes and exams, in addition to the course topics discussed in the class.
  • There will be eight to ten homework assignments, and six to eight quizzes.  
  • Homework assignments are intended for practice only.
  • Quizzes will be given in class without prior announcement.
  • There will be two exams.  The exams are closed-book.
  • Makeup exams will not be given unless you have a very unusual excuse with the instructor's permission in advance, or a documented medical/family emergency. 
  • If you disagree with the grading of an exam or a homework, you must contact the instructor within one week from the day the exam/homework is handed back to you.  After that time, no request for regrading will be accepted. A regrade can result in an increase, a decrease, or no change in the grade.
  • Grading:
    The grading scheme is given by

    Quizzes: 55%
    Mid-term Exam: 20%
    Final Exam: 25%

    Important dates:
    Please inform the instructor any religious or traditional holidays that you may wish to observe.

    Feedback: Your feedback is very important to have good lectures. In addition to the semester-end teaching evaluation required by the department, I'll frequently solicit your feedback. Your comments are appreciated and are welcome throughout the semester.
    Feedback and communication with the instructor can be made via in-class questions, office hours, emails, and anonymous letters dropped in my mailbox or in the department office. Your emails will be read everyday during the week. But due to the large volume of emails I receive every day, I may reply only when needed. Common questions will be answered in class.

    Class Behavior and Academic Honesty:

  • When in class, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, and other devices that ring, buzz, or otherwise might disrupt the class.
  • Academic honesty is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. All members of the academic community must be confident that each person's work has been responsibly and honorably acquired, developed, and presented. Any effort to gain an advantage not given to all students is dishonest whether or not the effort is successful. The academic community regards academic dishonesty as an extremely serious matter, with serious consequences that range from probation to expulsion. When in doubt about plagiarism, paraphrasing, quoting, or collaboration, consult the course instructor.
  • Discussion on homework assignments between students is permitted, but each student should solve the problems and write report(s) separately. Other examples of cheating are
  • ADA Statement: If you need assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please notify the instructor immediately.  Reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your special needs.