DSP First: A Multimedia Approach / Edition 1

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This hands on, multi-media package provides a motivating introduction to fundamental concepts, specifically discrete-time systems, for beginning engineering readers. This class-tested learning package can also be used as a self-teaching tool for anyone eager to discover more about DSP applications, multi-media signals, and MATLAB. Presents basic DSP concepts in a clear and intuitive style. Integrated laboratory projects related to music, sound and image processing and new MATLAB functions for basic DSP operations are also included. Appropriate for readers interested in mastering fundamental concepts in today's electrical and computer engineering curriculum.

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This text is designed to introduce undergraduate students to digital signal processing (DSP) and real signals. The authors take a multimedia approach that concentrates on sound and image signals and their manipulation using the methods of DSP. A CD-ROM, which is seen as being more important that the text, contains demos, labs, exercises, homework problems with solutions, and many actual signals and sound files that can be viewed with a Web browser or imported into MATLAB. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132431712
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/30/1997
  • Series: MATLAB Curriculum Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 523
  • Sales rank: 558,896
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction.

2. Sinusoids.

3. Spectrum Representation.

4. Sampling and Aliasing.

5. FIR Filters.

6. Frequency Response of FIR Filters.

7. z-Transforms.

8. IIR Filters.

9. Spectrum Analysis.

A. Complex Numbers.

B. Programming in MATLAB.

C. Laboratory Projects.

D. About the CD.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2000

    Coloring-book more than textbook

    Not for a serious DSP student. Very hard to follow even for persons familiar with the material due to the lack of distinction between critical concepts and example-specific information. Although it assumes no knowledge of phasor math or transfer functions, it lacks the solid mathematical theory that is vital for DSP professionals. Rather, it is presented in a quick-and-dirty introductory manner, which may be useful only to those with a passing curiosity in the subject. Attempts are made to present just enough information to get to the next chapter. Even though it is meant to be read by students with no EE experience, this complex subject cannot begin without a solid mathematical background, which this book attempts to do in only a few sections. Its approach is more for a technician than an engineer. Lack of answered homework problems make self-study impossible. Very disappointing.

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