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Analog and Digital Signal Processing [Hardcover]

Ashok Ambardar
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February 12, 1999 053495409X 978-0534954093 2
Ambardar's proven text teaches the basic principles and applications of signals, systems, transforms and filters, using both a visual and mathematical approach. This book helps readers develop a thorough understanding of time-domain and frequency-domain relationships, encouraging them to think clearly in both domains and switch easily from one to the other. Bound into each text is a disk with a set of powerful software routines running under MATLAB that can be used for reinforcing and visualizing concepts as well as for problem solving and advanced design. The extensively revised and reorganized Second Edition incorporates new practical applications and design-oriented examples in every chapter.

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LIST OF TABLES / PREFACE / FROM THE PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION 1. OVERVIEW Introduction / Signals / Systems / The Frequency Domain / From Concept to Application 2. ANALOG SIGNALS Scope and Objectives / Signals / Operations on Signals / Signal Symmetry / Harmonic Signals and Sinusoids / Signal Symmetry / Harmonic Signals and Sinusoids / Commonly Encountered Signals / The Impulse Function / The Doublet / Moments / Problems 3. DISCRETE SIGNALS Scope and Objectives / Discrete Signals / Operations on Discrete Signals / Decimation and Interpolation / Common Discrete Signals / Discrete-Time Harmonics and Sinusoids / Aliasing and the Sampling Theorem / Random Signals / Problems 4. ANALOG SYSTEMS Scope and Objectives / Introduction / System Classification / Analysis of LTI Systems / LTI Systems Described by Differential Equations / The Impulse Response of LTI Systems / System Stability / Application-Oriented Examples / Problems 5. DISCRETE-TIME SYSTEMS Scope and Objectives / Discrete-Time Operators / System Classification / Digital Filters / Digital Filters Described by Difference Equations / Impulse Response of Digital Filters / Stability of Discrete-Time LTI Systems / Connections: System Representation in Various Forms / Application-Oriented Examples / Problems 6. CONTINUOUS CONVOLUTION Scope and Objectives / Introduction / Convolution of Some Common Signals / Some Properties of Convolution / Convolution by Ranges (Graphical Convolution) / Stability and Causality / The Response to Periodic Inputs / Periodic Convolution / Connections: Convolution and Transform Methods / Convolution Properties Based on Moments / Correlations / Problems 7. DISCRETE CONVOLUTION Scope and Objectives / Discrete Convolution / Convolution Properties / Convolution of Finite Sequences / Stability and Causality of LTI Systems / System Response to Periodic Inputs / Periodic Convolution / Connections: Discrete Convolution and Transform Methods / Deconvolution / Discrete Correlation / Problems 8. FOURIER SERIES Scope and Objectives / Fourier Series: A First Look / Simplifications Through Signal Symmetry / Parseval's Relation and the Power in Periodic Signals / The Spectrum of Periodic Signals / Properties of Fourier Series / Signal Reconstruction and the Gibbs Effect / System Response to Periodic Inputs / Application-Oriented Examples / The Dirichlet Kernel and the Gibbs Effect / The Fourier Series, Orthogonality, and Least Squares / Existence, Convergence, and Uniqueness / A Historical Perspective / Problems 9. THE FOURIER TRANSFORM Scope and Objectives / Introduction / Fourier Transform Pairs and Properties / System Analysis Using the Fourier Transform / Frequency Response of Filters / Energy and Power Spectral Density / Time-Bandwidth Measures / Problems 10. MODULATION Scope and Objectives / Amplitude Modulation / Single-Sideband AM / Angle Modulation / Wideband Angle Modulation / Demodulation of FM Signals / The Hilbert Transform / Problems 11. THE LAPLACE TRANSFORM Scope and Objectives / The Laplace Transform / Properties of the Laplace Transform / Poles and Zeros of the Transfer Function / The Inverse Laplace Transform / The s-plane and BIBO Stability / The Laplace Transform and System Analysis / Connections / Problems 12. APPLICATIONS OF THE LAPLACE TRANSFORM Scope and Objectives / Frequency Response / Minimum-Phase Filters / Bode Plots / Performance Measures / Feedback / Application of Feedback: The Phase-Locked Loop Problems 13. ANALOG FILTERS Scope and Objectives / Introduction / The Design Process / The Butterworth Filter / The Chebyshev Approximation / The Inverse Chebyshev Approximation / The Elliptic Approximation / The Bessel Approximation / Problems 14. SAMPLING AND QUANTIZATION Scope and Objectives / Ideal Sampling / Sampling, Interpolation, and Signal Recovery / Quantization / Digital Processing of Analog Signals / Compact Disc Digital Audio / Dynamic Range Processors / Problems 15. THE DISCRETE-TIME FOURIER TRANSFORM Scope and Objectives / The Discrete-Time Fourier Transform / Connections: The DTFT and the Fourier Transform / Properties of the DTFT / The Transfer Functions / System Analysis Using the DTFT / Connections / Ideal Filters / Some Traditional and Non-traditional Filters / Frequency Response of Discrete Algorithms / Oversampling and Sampling Rate Conversion / Problems 16. THE DFT AND FFT Scope and Objectives / Introduction / Properties of the DFT / Connections / Approximating the DTFT by the DFT / The DFT of Periodic Signals / Spectral Smoothing by Time Windows / Applications in Signal Processing / Spectrum Estimation / Matrix Formulation of the DFT and IDFT / The FFT / Why Equal Lengths for the DFT and IDFT? / Problems 17. THE Z-TRANSFORM Scope and Objectives / The Two-Sided z-Transform / Properties of the z-Transform / Poles, Zeros, and the z-Plane / The Transfer Function / The Inverse z-Transform / The One-Sided z-Transform / The z-Transform and System Analysis / Frequency Response / Connections / Problems 18. APPLICATIONS OF THE Z-TRANSFORM Scope and Objectives / Transfer Function Realization / Interconnected Systems / Minimum-Phase Systems / The Frequency Response: A Graphical Interpretation / Application-Oriented Examples / Allpass Filters / Application-Oriented Examples: Digital Audio Effects / Problems 19. IIR DIGITAL FILTERS Scope and Objectives / Introduction / IIR Filter Design / Response and Matching / The Matched z-Transform for Factored Forms / Mappings from Discrete Algorithms / The Bilinear Transformation / Spectral Transformations for IIR Filters / Design Recipe for IIR Filters / Problems 20. FIR DIGITAL FILTERS Scope and Objectives / Symmetric Sequences and Linear Phase / Window-Based Design / Half-Band FIR Filters / FIR Filter Design by Frequency Sampling / Design of Optimal Linear-Phase FIR Filters / Application: Multistage Interpolation and Decimation / Maximally Flat FIR Filters / FIR Differentiators and Hilbert Transformers / Least Squares and Adaptive Signal Processing / Problems 21. MATLAB(R) EXAMPLES Introduction / ADSP Toolbox and Its Installation / MATLAB Tips and Pointers / Graphical User Interface Programs / The ADSP Toolbox / Examples of MATLAB Code / REFERENCES / INDEX

About the Author

Dr. Ashok K. Ambardar, Professor at Michigan Technological University, attended the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he obtained a BT in Electrical Engineering in 1967. He went on to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and earned an ME in Electronic Communications. Ambardar came to the US in 1969 and obtained an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD from the University of Wyoming. He joined the Michigan Tech faculty in 1976 and has taught in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ever since.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2 edition (February 12, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 053495409X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534954093
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 8.2 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #639,216 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Learn to walk before you run January 26, 1999
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The author tries to write a book that is the be-all and end-all of SP books. By trying to cover both analog and discrete signals all at once, he succeeds only in confusing the reader. Even if he had only tried to cover one of the topics, I'm not sure he would have succeeded. Examples are few and far between - not to mention difficult to follow. Sometimes, he makes reference to equations that have been derived textually and are hidden somewhere in an obscure paragraph. This book could have been much better written. I didn't like it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This book has me and my class totally confused. Even if we kinda understood what he was talkin about there isn't good examples or solutions to problems. Unless the information comes falling out of the sky we won't learn anything more than what we've started with by reading this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intro to DSP May 3, 2011
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Not a bad book, but the reader should have basic DSP background before reading. I suppose that's why this is not an Introduction to Analog and Digital Signal Processing. Some sections of the book present the material in a "there it is" fashion, with out much explanation. Sometimes it could be hard to make a correlation between what the graphs are trying to show vs. the printed text. Otherwise, good for more advanced DSP applications.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An average quality text October 27, 1998
I used this book in school, and recently (after several years out of school) tried to use it as a reference to re-learn DSP. What a nightmare; the author has chosen to use a format that I would describe more as an abstract than a book. As a text in a college course, this book was mediocre, as a reference it is poor. I eventually gave up and purchased Richard G. Lyons book Understanding Digital Signal Processing, which is an absolutely outstanding example of how a book ought to be written.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This book is not exactly the best of the genre. October 29, 1998
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This book is definitely not one of the best books I have ever seen to tackle this subject. Many of the derivations are extremely difficult to follow due to the format in which the equations are presented. Also the example problems that are given seem to take the most difficult case instead of a simpler one that could more easily illustrate what is to be learned.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Analog and Digital Signal Processing January 27, 2014
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The book I purchased was in the same condition as it was advertised. I am very happy with this purchase. The book is in good condition and has all of its pages intact.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Worst required text I have ever had January 25, 2009
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Lousy and sad for a 2nd edition. Examples are few and far between despite other reviewer's comments. Our professor has been kind enough to keep a log of the errors students have identified. There is a solutions manual for this but many of the answers contain errors as well. The only purpose for choosing this book is it covers both Continuous and Discrete analysis. This book will not even be a good reference later so hopefully I can find someone to take it off my hands.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lousy Text November 1, 2007
This is the worst text book that I've used in any course. As a physics senior, I suspected the material in an introductory EE course to be pretty straightforward, which it is. Ambaradar sure doesn't make it that way. With few worked examples, terse explanations and no odd-answered problems Ambaradar makes self-checking and learning almost impossible. Not recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Best Book and Needs Solution Manual
Not the Best Book and Needs Solution Manual, can't find one anywhere and it would make there teaching much better.
Published on September 1, 2011 by Fachoina07
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful
This book is very subpar. I have found that the examples and explanations are not very helpful. The only way I could do any of the problems was due to my professors. Read more
Published on December 10, 2010 by Golgotha
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy this for firewood only
Worst written book I have used in any of my EE courses. I am a graduating senior and intend on spending the rest of my life finding this author. Read more
Published on October 14, 2010 by CPSU-EE
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the DSP Books
I've looked at most of the DSP texts and personally find Ambardar's (2nd edition) textbook about the best. Read more
Published on February 1, 2004 by Carey Witkov
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent student oriented text
The author walks you through the material one small step at at a time.This text is as close to painless learning as learning wil ever get (if I may be forgiven a colloquilism). Read more
Published on October 21, 2002
1.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the worst textbook ever
The author tries to teach both Analog and Digital signal processing. He really teaches neither. I am using this book in a class where the tests are based on the homework and I... Read more
Published on November 15, 2001 by "jc4991"
2.0 out of 5 stars Difficult
Using this book at work, It is not an easy read if your not familiar with the material
Published on November 15, 2001 by "jc4991"
2.0 out of 5 stars There must be a better book somewhere for Signals and System
This book isn't a very easy read. I just took a graduate level class which utilized this book, and I and my class mates agree it isn't very easy to follow. Read more
Published on December 6, 2000
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