227-0046-10L  Signals and Systems II

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersJ. Lygeros
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractContinuous and discrete time linear system theory, state space methods, frequency domain methods, controllability, observability, stability.
ObjectiveIntroduction to basic concepts of system theory.
ContentModeling and classification of dynamical systems.

Modeling of linear, time invariant systems by state equations. Solution of state equations by time domain and Laplace methods. Stability, controllability and observability analysis. Frequency domain description, Bode and Nyquist plots. Sampled data and discrete time systems.

Advanced topics: Nonlinear systems, chaos, discrete event systems, hybrid systems.
Lecture notesCopy of transparencies
K.J. Astrom and R. Murray, "Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers", Princeton University Press 2009


Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2012; Version 24.02.2016 (Examination Block 2)
Bachelor's Programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 2016; Version 31.10.2017 (Examination Block 2)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersJ. Lygeros
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
Course attendance confirmation requiredNo
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationOptional partial credit of 30% available through midterm examinations scheduled during the semester.
Written aidsAll written materials (books, class notes, homework exercises and solutions) are allowed. Electronic devices (laptops, calculators, cellphones, ipods, etc...) are NOT allowed!
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

RecordingSignal and System Theory II 2012
Learning environmentETH Zurich Moodle portal
LiteratureLecture Notes
K.J. Astrom and R. Murray, "Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers"
Additional linksLecture Notes
Only public learning materials are listed.


227-0046-10 VSignals and Systems II2 hrs
Thu08-10ETF E 1 »
J. Lygeros
227-0046-10 USignals and Systems II
Übungsbetrieb auf Deutsch und auf Englisch
2 hrs
Mon13-15ETF C 1 »
13-15ETF E 1 »
J. Lygeros


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Offered in

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BachelorExamination Block 2OInformation
Computational Science and Engineering BachelorSystems and ControlWInformation
Computational Science and Engineering MasterSystems and ControlWInformation