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Signals and Systems For Dummies [NOOK Book]


Learn to:

  • Grasp the core concepts of signals and systems for success in the classroom
  • Apply complex concepts such as discrete-time and continuous time signals, signal processing, and control systems
  • Solve problems and work through real-life examples

Getting mixed signals about signals and systems?

The concepts covered in a typical signals ...

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Signals and Systems For Dummies

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Learn to:

  • Grasp the core concepts of signals and systems for success in the classroom
  • Apply complex concepts such as discrete-time and continuous time signals, signal processing, and control systems
  • Solve problems and work through real-life examples

Getting mixed signals about signals and systems?

The concepts covered in a typical signals and systems course are often considered by engineering students to be some of the most difficult to master. Thankfully, Signals & Systems For Dummies is your intuitive guide to this tricky material, walking you step-by-step through some of the more complex theories and mathematical formulas in a way that's easy to understand.

  • Signals and systems 101 — understand the language of signals and systems, and get an overview of the basic concepts and techniques necessary for tackling this course
  • The time domain — get a plain-English intro to differential and difference equation system models, which are used to represent electronic circuits, the audio equalizer on your MP3 music player, and more
  • Between worlds — drill down on the frequency domain and the world of system design, and bridge the gap between the continuous- and discrete-time worlds
  • Know your domain — understand the s- and z-domains — a third domain system that engineers use to view the world — and understand why poles and zeros rule here
  • Open source tools — solve example problems with Python using PyLab, along with a custom function module written for the book

Open the book and find:

  • Continuous-time signals and systems
  • How to establish a general input/output relationship
  • Difference equations in the time domain
  • Worked through examples of real-world signals and systems applications
  • The Fourier transform for continuous-time signals
  • The scoop on sampling theory
  • The discrete Fourier transform and FFT algorithms
  • The Laplace transform for continuous-time signals
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118475669
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/17/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 514,894
  • File size: 22 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Mark Wickert, PhD, is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He is a member of the IEEE and is doing real signals and systems problem solving as a consultant with local industry.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Signals and Systems 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Signals and Systems 9

Chapter 2: Brushing Up on Math 29

Chapter 3: Continuous-Time Signals and Systems 51

Chapter 4: Discrete-Time Signals and Systems 77

Part II: Exploring the Time Domain 97

Chapter 5: Continuous-Time LTI Systems and the Convolution Integral 99

Chapter 6: Discrete-Time LTI Systems and the Convolution Sum 119

Chapter 7: LTI System Differential and Difference Equations in the Time Domain 149

Part III: Picking Up the Frequency Domain 163

Chapter 8: Line Spectra and Fourier Series of Periodic Continuous-Time Signals 165

Chapter 9: The Fourier Transform for Continuous-Time Signals and Systems 191

Chapter 10: Sampling Theory 219

Chapter 11: The Discrete-Time Fourier Transform for Discrete-Time Signals 241

Chapter 12: The Discrete Fourier Transform and Fast Fourier Transform Algorithms 263

Part IV: Entering the s- and z-Domains 283

Chapter 13: The Laplace Transform for Continuous-Time 285

Chapter 14: The z-Transform for Discrete-Time Signals 307

Chapter 15: Putting It All Together: Analysis and Modeling Across Domains 327

Part V: The Part of Tens 343

Chapter 16: More Than Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid When Solving Problems 345

Chapter 17: Ten Properties You Never Want to Forget 351

Index 355

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