Cleveland State University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


EEC 510

Linear Systems

Fall 2002


Description:    Fundamental concepts in linear system theory: matrix algebra, linear vector space, linear operator; linearity, causality, relaxedness, and time invariance. Input-output and state-space models. Solutions of linear dynamic equation and impulse response. Characteristics of linear systems: controllability, observability, and stability.


Objective:       After taking this course, the student should be able to derive mathematical models of physical systems and analyze those models.  We will discuss both continuous-time and discrete-time systems.  Matlab problems will be assigned as part of the homework to demonstrate the theory discussed in class.  After taking this course, the student will be in a position to move on to more advanced courses and topics in control theory and signal processing.


Text:               J. Bay, Fundamentals of Linear State Space Systems, McGraw Hill, 1999.


References:    P. Antsaklis and A. Michel, Linear Systems, McGraw Hill, 1997.
W. Brogan, Modern Control Theory, Prentice Hall, 1985.
C. Chen, Linear System Theory and Design, Oxford University Press, 1999.
T. Kailath, Linear Systems, Prentice Hall, 1980.
W. Rugh, Linear System Theory, Prentice Hall, 1996.


Prereqs:          Graduate standing.


Time:              M W, 4:00-5:50 PM


Place:              Stilwell Hall Room 311


Instructor:      Dr. Dan Simon

                        Phone:  216-687-5407


                        Office:  Stilwell Hall 343
Lab: Stilwell Hall 308

                        Office Hours:  M W 2:00-4:00

                        Feel free to call or stop by my office or lab any time and I'll be happy to help you if I'm available.


Grading:         Quizzes                        30%

                        Midterm                       20%

                        Written Homework       10%
Matlab Homework       10%

                        Final Exam                   30%


Homework:     The homework assignments can be found at You can work with others on homework, but identical homework assignments will be given a grade of zero.  Late homework will not be accepted.  Homework should be neat and legible, the pages should be stapled, and the problems should be in order.


Tests:              Quizzes and Exams will be open book and open notes. No electronic devices (e.g., calculators or computers) are allowed during quizzes or exams. No makeup quizzes or exams will be allowed without the prior permission of the instructor.


Course Outline



Class Activity



Class Activity

Mon. Aug. 26

Chap. 1 Lecture


Wed. Aug. 28

Chap. 1 Lecture

Mon. Sep. 2



Wed. Sep. 4

Chap. 1 Lecture

Mon. Sep. 9

Chap. 1 HW

Chap. 2 Lecture


Wed. Sep. 11

Chap. 2 Lecture

Mon. Sep. 16

Chap. 1 Quiz
Chap. 2 Lecture


Wed. Sep. 18

Chap. 3 Lecture

Mon. Sep. 23

Chap. 2 HW

Chap. 3 Lecture


Wed. Sep. 25

Chap. 4 Lecture

Mon. Sep. 30

Chap. 3 HW

Chap. 4 Lecture


Wed. Oct. 2

Chap. 2 Quiz

Chap. 4 Lecture

Mon. Oct. 7

Chap. 4 HW

Chap. 5 Lecture


Wed. Oct. 9

Chap. 5 Lecture

Mon. Oct. 14



Wed. Oct. 16

Chap. 5 HW

Chap. 6 Lecture

Mon. Oct. 21

Chap. 6 Lecture


Wed. Oct. 23

Chaps. 3-5 Quiz

Chap. 7 Lecture

Mon. Oct. 28

Midterm Chaps. 1-5


Wed. Oct. 30

Chap. 6 HW

Chap. 7 Lecture

Mon. Nov. 4

Chap. 7 Lecture


Wed. Nov. 6

Chap. 8 Lecture

Mon. Nov. 11



Wed. Nov. 13

Chap. 7 HW

Chap. 8 Lecture

Mon. Nov. 18

Chap. 8 Lecture


Wed. Nov. 20

Chap. 9 Lecture

Mon. Nov. 25

Chap. 8 HW

Chap. 9 Lecture


Wed. Nov. 27

Chaps. 6-7 Quiz Chap. 10 Lecture

Mon. Dec. 2

Chap. 9 HW

Chap.10 Lecture


Wed. Dec. 4

Chap. 10 HW

Chap. 10 Lecture

Mon. Dec. 6

Final Exam





Grading Scale


A......................... 93100

A minus............... 9092

B plus.................. 8789

B......................... 8386

B minus................ 8082

C plus.................. 7779

C......................... 7076

D......................... 6069


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Last Revised: August 19, 2002