TFY4280 - Signal Processing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

The course focuses on basic tools in analysis of analogue and digital signals and systems. Time and frequency domain description of signals. Use of Laplace, Fourier, and Z-transforms. Basic analogue and digital filter design, frequency response, data sampling. Excitation-response analysis of linear systems. Description and analysis of stochastic signals and measured signals with noise, correlations and energy spectrum analysis. Analysis of signals and systems using mathematical methods involving differential and integral calculus, as well as numerical methods using Matlab or python.

Learning outcome

The student is expected to: 1. Obtain, through a combined theoretical and experimental approach to the subject, a fundamental understanding of signal processing and needed theoretical and mathematical background to describe signals and systems, experimental measurement signals and time series. 2. Learn how to analyze various problems in signal processing using mathematical methods involving differential and integral calculus, as well as ICT-based/numerical methods by using Matlab or python.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, compulsory calculation and computer simulation exercises (MATLAB or python). The expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.When lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam may be given in English only. Students are free to answer in Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Course materials

"Signals, Systems and Transforms" by C. L. Phillips, J. M. Parr and E. A. Riskin; lecture notes and problems to solve will be distributed on BB.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4076 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-06-03 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 14
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 2
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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