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227-0046-10 Signals and Systems II
(Spring Term 2016)



  • The first class will take place on Monday, February 20, at 13:15. Location: ETF E1.
    Please note that it there will be a lecture instead of an exercise class!
  • The Lecture notes are available as a download on this website (section "Lecture", bottom of the page). You also have the opportunity to order a printed copy from Student Print on Demand (SPOD).
  • The 2017 installment of SigSys II will adopt the TORQUE format. Before each lecture students are expected to review the corresponding material (videos and quizzes) available on the class Moodle platform. Please check out the links to the online material provided on the Lecture page.


Lecturer:   Prof. John Lygeros

The lecture takes place Thursdays from 8h to 10h in ETF, E1.
The exercise classes are Mondays from 13h to 15h in ETF, C1 / E1.

Lecture notes:

    0. Introduction
    1. Modeling
    2. ODEs and Linear Algebra
    3. Continuous LTI systems in time domain
    4. Energy, controllability and observability
    5. Continuous LTI systems in frequency domain
    6. Discrete time LTI systems
    7. Nonlinear systems
    The following online resources provide integral and useful information on the course content:

    Class Moodle - official website for all Signal and System Theory II TORQUE content

    EduApp - smartphone application that can be used for instant feedback questions during the lecture

    Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers - the recommended book for this lecture by K.J. Åström and R.M. Murray

    The lecture notes are available in digital form on Moodle.

    The slides from the Moodle videos (thanks to Stefan Rickli) Moodle video slides

    Recordings of the lectures from spring semester 2012 are available online: videos from 2012

(More) Fun with SigSys II:

    If you want to test and deepen your understanding of signals and systems in a playful way we suggest you take a look at "sigsys the game". It was developed by Sean Summers and is available for iPhone and iPad:

    sigsys the game