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Introduction to System Block Algebra

COURSE NO: E02-023
COURSE PROVIDER: Jeffrey Cwalinski, P.E.
Introduction to System Block Algebra
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents an introduction to system block algebra and manipulation of blocks for those who are unfamiliar with this subject.  Systems are often described using block diagrams as visual aids. The blocks are used to implement mathematical operations, such as addition and multiplication.  They also can implement high level transfer functions.


System block algebra can describe systems in the time domain, s domain, or z domain.  After a system is described using blocks, the diagram is usually simplified by combining blocks according to a set of established rules. Simplification may result in a diagram that is more understandable and easier to document, and a system that may be reduced to practice with fewer components and/or less software coding.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to engineers who are involved in generating system designs, generating specifications for systems, and to those who review system designs.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the types of system block algebra symbols
  • Analyzing system block diagrams
  • Simplifying system block diagrams
  • Understanding the input/output relationships of system block diagrams
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Introduction to System Block Algebra".

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Introduction to System Block Algebra (282 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten questions (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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