EEL 4510 Introduction to Signal Processing

Catalog Description:         Prerequisite: EEL 4656, Linear Systems or equivalent with permission of instructor.

Scope: Complex numbers and sinusoids, spectral representations, Fourier series, Filters, z-transforms, The Discrete Fourier Transform.

Text Book:                           Signal Processing First by James McClellan, Ronal Shafer and Mark Yoder

Prentice Hall. ISBN-10: 013-090999-8.

Reference Book:                 Introduction to Matlab 7, D. Etter, D. Kuncicky, H. Moore, Prentice Hall 2005, ISBN: 0-13-147492-8.

Instructor:                            Dr. Nurgun Erdol, Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering


Telephone:                           561-297-3409

Goals:                                    To introduce the fundamentals of digital signal processing theory and MATLAB based practice. 

Lecture Time:                     T, Tr 11:00 am-12:20 pm

Office Hours:                      T,Tr  1:30-3:00pm and by email and blackboard.

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I. Introduction to MATLAB and relevant mathematics.

II. Sinusoids

III. Spectral Representations: Continuous and Discrete-time Fourier series, transforms

IV. Sampling and aliasing

V. Discrete Fourier Transforms

VI. FIR filters

VII.  Frequency response of FIR filters

VIII. Z-tranforms

IX. IIR filters


Homework: The book and its accompanying CD-ROM provide a large number of solved homework problems. A list of important problems will be posted for each subject. No need to turn in the solutions.


Projects: (20%) Four MATLAB-based assignments (each worth 5%). You are going to submit your projects on blackboard. ( [1]


Exams: (80%) Two midterm tests (20% each) and a final test (40%). Tests are closed book. 1 sheet (8.5”x11”) of notes is allowed.


Grading: A= 90-100%, A-=85-89%, B+=80-84%, B= 75-79%, B-=70-74%, C+= 65-69%, C= 60-64, C-= 55-59%, D+= 50-54%, D= 45-49%, D-= 40-44%, F= 0-39%




[1] Web access: Course materials, homework assignments and announcements will be posted on . Students may access the site by logging in by your FAUNet ID. If you do not know your FAUNet ID, go to .