From the Back Cover
- 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
About 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.