227-0046-10L  Signals and Systems II

Semester Spring Semester 2017
Lecturers J. Lygeros
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English

Catalogue data

Abstract Continuous and discrete time linear system theory, state space methods, frequency domain methods, controllability, observability, stability.
Objective Introduction to basic concepts of system theory.
Content Modeling 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 notes Copy of transparencies
Literature Recommended:
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 for Bachelor'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 (Examination Block 2)
ECTS credits 4 credits
Examiners J. Lygeros
Type session examination
Language of examination English
Course attendance confirmation required No
Repetition The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examination written 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination Optional partial credit of 30% available through midterm examinations scheduled during the semester.
Written aids All 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

Recording Signal and System Theory II 2012
Learning environment ETH Zurich Moodle portal
Literature Lecture Notes
K.J. Astrom and R. Murray, "Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers"
Additional links Lecture Notes
Only public learning materials are listed.


Number Title Hours Lecturers
227-0046-10 V Signals and Systems II 2 hrs
Thu 08-10 ETF E 1 »
J. Lygeros
227-0046-10 U Signals and Systems II
Übungsbetrieb auf Deutsch und auf Englisch
2 hrs
Mon 13-15 ETF C 1 »
13-15 ETF E 1 »
J. Lygeros


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Programme Section Type
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Bachelor Examination Block 2 O Information
Computational Science and Engineering Bachelor Systems and Control W Information
Computational Science and Engineering Master Systems and Control W Information