Systems Theory

Electronics and Computer Engineering
6 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 28,0 T + 14,0 PL + 28,0 TP + 5,0 OT

- Paulo Manuel Machado Coelho

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The students will familiarise themselves with the theory of systems and signals with emphasis on continuous linear and time invariant systems.
They should be able to work with MATLAB - a software for the analysis and simulation of signals systems.

1 - Introduction: Signals and systems classification.
2 - Qualitative analysis of LTI systems: time constant and rise; bandwidth and cutoff frequency; resonance.Analysis of continuous LIT systems in time domain.
3 - Qualitative analysis of LTI systems: time constant and rise time; bandwidth and cutoff frequency; resonance.
4 - Analysis of LIT systems in frequency domain: Laplace transforms; transfer function; stability; transient response and steady state response, frequency response of 1st and 2nd order systems.
5 - Block diagram representation: construction, simplification and analysis.
6 - Mathematical modelling of systems: electrical systems. Mechanical translation systems. Mechanical rotation systems. Liquid systems. Servomechanisms modeling.
7 - Analog filters: low-pass filters, band-pass and high-pass; filter characteristics; analysis of passive filters, seen as of 1st and 2nd order systems.
8 - Basic Systems Identification: examples.
9 - Transient and steady state analysis of higher-order systems.
10 - State-space systems representation.

Evaluation Methodology
Written closed-book examination in the regular assessment seasons( 75%); and Practical assignments (25%).

- Matlab, S. (1995). The Student Edition of Matlab. USA: Prentice-Hall
- Lourtie, I. (2002). Sinais e Sistemas. Portugal: Escolar Editora
- Lathi, B. (2005). Linear Systems and Signals. USA: Oxford University Press

Method of interaction
Lectures expositive and demonstrative where the study methods are described and exemplified; theoretical-practical and laboratory-practices lessons where application exercises are solved and where laboratory experiments are implemented.

Software used in class