The alternative ways to pass this course:
1. Week exams + lab exercises; this is the only recommended option
2. Final exam + lab exercises.
Notice 1: the only conventional exam is held in the end of the course, and all renewals will be oral ones. That is, organised in person by the lecturer.
Notice 2: the lab exercise and week exam points will be nullified in the end of 2018. That is, they are not transferable over the end of the year.
Target audience: The course is intended to students with "signals and systems" or "signal analysis" already in their background
IT-environment: Mostly Noppa, Optima as support,
The course does not have a winter break.
Teachers: Olli Silvén, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Student participation to the course in groups is strongly recommended.
Week exams:1-4 student groups will participate the week exams. The names of the participants in the groups must be known by 16 o'clock on Monday, January 18. The names of the group members must be sent to Matti Matilainen using email. In this way we will avoid spelling errors and problems in reading handwriting.
Laboratory exercises: 8 exercises, each of which is compulsory, and give 1 point each if acceptable & returned in time
The seating order: the groups should use the same seats for each group from gathering to gathering (this way it is easier for the lecturer to learn to know the participants) .
Absences: The student shares only the points of the week exams in which he/she returned an answer paper. More than three absences result from the dismissal from the group.
The lottery: every absence increases the students probability to become selected.
The week exam total is theoretically 48 points (3 points/problem, 2 problems/week exam), but only the 7 best out of 8 are used in determining the grade for each individual (42 points). In principle, this means that the first absence is "free".
The laboratory exercises provide for 8 additinal points, if returned in time.
The week exams are divided into two groups: exams 1-4 and exams 5-8. From both groups a minimum of 12 points need to be gathered to pass the course.
The size of the participating group gives extra points in the following manner:
1-2 persons: 0p
3 persons: 1p
4 persons: 2p
The maximum points are 42+8+2=52 points.
The estimated minimum passing threshold: 24-26 points
If a group dissolves every member loses an extra point (1p) and the group points are adjusted to correspond to the new size. If a single person resigns from a group, he/se will lose the group point(s) in full.
Course books: Ifeachor & Jervis: Digital Signal Processing - a Practical Approach, preferably 2nd edition, are available from the the main library course book section.
The Finnish lecture notes are available in Noppa in "Yhteinen lisämateriaali" (Common additional material) at https://noppa.oulu.fi/noppa/kurssi/521337a/materiaali
Final exams (hopefully no-ones option!)
Opportunity 1: 15.3.2018 University Exam: both final exam and a possibility to improve any previous week exam.
Opportunity 2: 23.4.2018 University Exam: only final exam