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The Fourier Transform and Its Applications




The Fourier transform is both a theory and a mathematical tool with many applications in engineering and science. This course will emphasize relating the theoretical principles of the Fourier transform to solving practical engineering and science problems. Learn both specific techniques and general principles of the theory and develop the ability to recognize when, why, and how it is used. Develop a greater appreciation of its meaning and value through practical use of the transform.


Brad G. Osgood, Professor, Electrical Engineering

Topics Include

  • Periodicity and Fourier series
  • Convolution and its applications
  • Distributions and their Fourier transforms
  • Sampling and interpolation
  • Linear systems


Midterm Exam - open book, open notes
Final Exam - open book, open notes



Certificates and Degrees


Math through ODEs, Fourier series at the level of EE102A, and linear algebra

Course Preview

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Tuition & Fees

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Enrollment Options

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EE261 - 056 Summer 2013-14 Available

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Day Date Time Location
Mon, Wed, Fri   Jun 23 to Aug 18, 2014 12:50PM to 2:05PM PT Online

Non Degree Option
Note: Enrolling in this course for credit under the Non Degree Option requires an approved application. If you do not already have an approved application on record, the application will be presented to you as part of the checkout process. If your application is denied, tuition and fees for the course will be refunded.

Textbooks/Course Materials
Students enrolled in a graduate course for credit are required to complete homework assignments, projects, and take exams as required of all students during the 10-week quarter. Information regarding textbooks and materials is usually covered in the first lecture and may also be found on the course Web site.

Units: 3

Tuition Option(s):
For Credit (member) $3,360.00 ?
For Credit $3,960.00 ?