Wickert
ISBN:
9781118475812
Paperback
384 pages
June 2013
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Learn to:  Grasp the core concepts of signals and systems for success in the classroom
 Apply complex concepts such as discretetime and continuous time signals, signal processing, and control systems
 Solve problems and work through reallife 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 stepbystep 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 plainEnglish 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 discretetime worlds
 Know your domain — understand the s and zdomains — 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:  Continuoustime signals and systems
 How to establish a general input/output relationship
 Difference equations in the time domain
 Worked through examples of realworld signals and systems applications
 The Fourier transform for continuoustime signals
 The scoop on sampling theory
 The discrete Fourier transform and FFT algorithms
 The Laplace transform for continuoustime signals

