EE313 Linear Systems and Signals - Midterm #2

Each midterm exam will be an open book, open notes, open laptop exam that is scheduled to last the entire period. The laptop must have all external networking connections disabled. Because each midterm is an open book, notes and laptop exam, you'll likely need to move quickly through the exam but also need to think deeply about possible ways to solve the problems. To this end, having a week of regular sleep, eating, and exercise will be very helpful.

Midterm #2 for the Fall 2018 semester will be on Tuesday, Nov. 20th, during lecture time (12:30pm to 1:45pm) in

Current enrollment is 72 students. In both rooms, there will be an aisle or at least one empty seat on either side of you. There won't be as much space as you had for midterm #1, but there should still be adequate space for your laptop, books and notes.

You might consider bringing pens or pencils of different colors to help you in drawing different cases in graphical "flip-and-slide" convolution.


For midterm #2 in EE 313, you will be responsible for the following sections of Signal Processing First book by McClellan, Schafer and Yoder: You will also be responsible for the material in

There will likely be five questions on midterm #2. There will be no questions about Matlab.

A review of midterm #2 material is available from a previous offering of the course. We haven't covered the material on the Laplace transform yet.

Worked Problems from Signal Processing First

The companion Web site for the Signal Processing First book has dozens of worked problems on FIR filters, z-transforms and IIR filters. Here is the correspondence between chapters in the two books:

Previous Tests

Here are several example midterm #2 exams: Here are the questions from the previous exams that are related to the material to be covered on midterm #2 this semester.

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