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
My office hours will be determined based on a Doodle poll to be
announced in the first lecture.
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:
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 310 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.
Late assignments will not be accepted and will receive a mark of zero.
The assignments problem sets are given on the following handouts:
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.
Some documents related to the midterm exams are as follows:
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:
ELW B326 (EE/CE, BME, and SE students?)
ELW B220 (SE students?)
Linux Lab, ELW B215 (SE students?)
(Windows-Based) Undergraduate Teaching Labs, ECS 258 and ECS 266
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:
Below are locally-cached versions of a few MATLAB manuals from Mathworks.
These manuals are also available from the Mathworks web site.
Miscellaneous Handouts and Downloads
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 the tutorial TA can be found in
the section titled
Teaching Assistants (TAs) for Tutorials and Marking.
The following links are directly related to course material:
The following links are indirectly related (and mostly related to
digital signal processing):