Signals and Systems: Continuous and Discrete / Edition 4

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A market leader in previous editions, this book continues to offer a complete survey of continuous and discrete linear systems. It utilizes a systems approach to solving practical engineering problems, rather than using the framework of traditional circuit theory. Numerous examples from circuit theory appear throughout, however, to illustrate the various systems techniques introduced. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly updated to effectively integrate the use of computers and to accurately reflect the latest theoretical advances.

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New edition which uses Matlab for solving many of the in-chapter worked examples. End of chapter problems and exercises also require the use of computational aids. Ten chapters discuss signal and system modeling concepts and analysis, the Fourier series, the Fourier and Laplace transforms, state variable techniques, discrete-time signals and systems, analysis and design of digital filters, and the discrete and fast Fourier transform algorithms. Contains eight appendices. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780134964560
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/13/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 758,197
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Signal and System Modeling Concepts.

2. System Modeling and Analysis in the Time Domain.

3. The Fourier Series.

4. The Fourier Transform and Its Applications.

5. The Laplace Transformation.

6. Applications of the Laplace Transform.

7. State-Variable Techniques.

8. Discrete-Time Signals and Systems.

9. Analysis and Design of Digital Filters.

10. The Discrete Fourier Transform and Fast Fourier Transform Algorithms.

Appendix A: Comments and Hints on Using MATLAB.

Appendix B: Functions of a Complex Variable—Summary of Important Definitions and Theorems.

Appendix C: Matrix Algebra.

Appendix D: Analog Filters.

Appendix E: Mathematical Tables.

Appendix F: Answers to Selected Problems.

Appendix G: Index of MATLAB Functions Used.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2000

    A confusing textbook

    I used this textbook for a linear systems and signals, electrical engineering course. I considered myself a dedicated and bright student. This was one of the most confusing textbooks to follow. Much of the notation used for the mathmatical problems/equations was notation I have never seen before and not clearly defined. The topics in the book jump around and do not flow in a logical order. It was necessary for me and many of my classmates to supplement this textbook with another book for the linear systems course.

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