Accessing Course Materials
Some of the downloadable course materials associated with this web page
may be stored in a protected area.
In order to access protected course materials, you will need to know the
appropriate username and password to use for the web server.
If you are taking the course,
you should know the correct username and password (which were announced
during the first lecture).
Note that this username and password are not
the ones for your Netlink/faculty/departmental account.
Dr. Michael Adams
E-Mail: mdadams (append "@ece.uvic.ca" for the complete address)
Office: EOW 311
For more sordid details about the instructor
Regular (Non-Final-Exam) Office Hours
My regular (i.e., non-final-exam) office hours will be determined
based on a Doodle poll and announced sometime during the first week of
Final-Exam Office Hours
My final-exam office hours will be determined closer to the end of the
term and will be posted here at that time.
Tutorial/Marker Teaching Assistants (TAs)
The tutorial TAs and their email addresses are as follows:
The marker TAs and their email addresses are as follows:
Some information relevant to the marker TAs is as follows:
The course outline is distributed in hardcopy form during the
The course outline is also available via the following link:
Course-Materials Bug-Bounty Program (CMBBP)
By participating in the Course-Materials Bug-Bounty Program (CMBBP), you
can earn extra marks in the course.
If you are interested in obtaining extra marks, then read
the following document on the CMBBP:
The following document lists all bugs reported to date as part of the CMBBP:
Feedback on Course/Teaching
Feedback on the course and teaching is always most welcome!
The instructor will never hold any of your comments against you, but
please be constructive in your criticism.
Several options are available for providing feedback.
You can provide feedback through:
The dates of the midterm exams can be found on the
course outline handout.
The submission deadlines for assignments in the course are as follows:
The required texts/materials for the course are listed on the
under the "Required Texts/Materials" heading
(and consist of a textbook and lecture slides).
These items are available from the University Bookstore.
The following handouts relate to the textbook and lecture slides:
The textbook has a web site, which can be found at:
The preceding web site contains resources that are potentially
of interest to students in this course.
In particular, the web site provides several versions of the
textbook (including the most recent version) as e-books in PDF format.
Also, the web site has a Google-Groups mailing list that students can join
in order to receive announcements regarding new editions of the textbook.
All students are encouraged to join the Google Group for the textbook.
If an additional source of information for the material covered in the
course is desired, the following
optional textbook is recommended:
At least one copy of the optional textbook is
A. V. Oppenheim and A. S. Willsky with H. Nawab,
Signals & Systems, 2nd edition,
Prentice Hall, 1997;
picture of textbook.
available on reserve
in the library.
Some additional information regarding the optional textbook and its
relationship to the material covered in the course is explained in the
Unless explicitly indicated otherwise, all assignments are to be
submitted using the ECE 260 dropbox, which should be located in one
of the following places:
The particular location should have been announced during the lectures,
before the due date for the first assignment.
on the second floor of the ELW building by the elevator; or
on the third floor of the ELW building near the room ELW B356.
Never submit an assignment by leaving it outside (or sliding it
under the door of) the course instructor's office (EOW 311),
as this will inevitably result
in the assignment being received late or lost altogether.
Late assignments will not be accepted and will receive a mark of zero.
The contact information for TAs can be found in the
Assignment Marking Issues.
If you have any concerns about the marking of an assignment, please
directly contact the TA who marked the assignment.
For a list of which TAs marked which assignments, please refer to the
Tutorial/Marker Teaching Assistants section.
The assignments problem sets are given on the following handouts:
Other Assignment Materials.
Some other assignment-related downloads are as follows:
The solutions for the assignments submitted to date are as follows:
The midterm exams have been scheduled as indicated on the
course outline handout, which was distributed during
the first lecture of the term.
Midterm Exam Preparation.
Some documents that may be helpful for midterm exam preparation are as follows:
Midterm Exam Marking Issues.
If you have any concerns about the marking of a midterm exam, please
directly contact the TAs who marked the exam.
If you have concerns about a specific question, you should contact the
TA who marked that particular question.
For inquiries that are not specific to a particular question on the exam
(e.g., mark addition errors), you can contact
any one of the TAs who marked the exam.
For TA contact information and a list of which TAs marked which exam
questions, please refer to the
Tutorial/Marker Teaching Assistants (TAs)
Midterm Exam Solutions.
The solutions for the midterm exams to date are as follows:
Stay tuned for more information.
Some of the assignment problems require the use of the MATLAB software.
Students should be able to access MATLAB on the computers in
the following labs:
It may also be possible to gain access to
MATLAB on the computers located at the various
Student Computing Facilities sites around campus.
For more information, refer to the
SFG web site.
Please note that, even if MATLAB is available on these machines,
it is not known whether all of the necessary toolboxes are installed on
Therefore, standard disclaimers apply
(mileage may vary, batteries not included, void where prohibited by law).
Some potentially helpful references on MATLAB include:
Extra Practice Problems (with Solutions)
If you are looking for additional sources of practice problems
(with solutions), you may find the following online resources helpful:
Reserve Materials in Library
The following items are on reserve in the library:
For more details about the reserve materials,
a copy of the optional textbook
The number of tutorial sections varies from term to term with enrollment.
The time and location for each of the tutorial sections is indicated on the
course outline handout.
The names and contact information for each of the tutorial TAs can be found in
the section titled
Teaching Assistants (TAs) for Tutorials and Marking.
Sometimes a student may be unable to register in a tutorial section
in a manner that is free of scheduling conflicts.
If this situation arises, it is okay for the student in question
to attend a tutorial section different from the one in which
the student is registered
as long as this does not prevent students who are registered
in the tutorial section from having a seat in the tutorial classroom.
In other words, it is okay to attend other tutorial sections
as long as the tutorial classroom has extra space.
If the tutorial classroom does not have extra space, priority must
be given to those students who are registered in the tutorial section.
The following links may also be of interest: