The FFT: Fundamentals and Concepts First Edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 007-6092031796
ISBN-10: 0133143864
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Simple and concise discussion of both Fourier Theory and the FFT (fast fourier transform) are provided. Math is held to a minimum: concepts are illustrated in detail with over 100 drawings and waveform photographs. For jr/sr or grad level courses in Signal Processing or courses on Fourier Analysis in Electrical Engineering and Electronic Technology departments.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR; First Edition edition (September 1, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0133143864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133143867
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Of the half-shelf of books in my library related to signal processing, this one by Ramirez is part of a highly valued subset. The author achieves an artful balance of the theoretical with the practical. Given that my emphasis is on applying the principles of FFT processing in a manufacturing environment, his approach proved quite helpful.
Throughout the book, basic concepts are initially presented within a mathematical context. Subsequently, they are reinforced with examples. Often, hardcopies of traces from a signal processor's monitor are provided--these are effective in driving home key points.
After reading this book over two days' time, I was left wishing to see a companion volume that adds more on real-life problem solving, plus material on advanced techniques (e.g., cepstrum). This thirst for more knowledge says a lot for the way in which Ramirez motivates.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is a great way to realize that theoretical murmurings can mature into intuitive processes that can be used as guides to self-check new ideas. While FFT theory is necessary, if you like that kind of thing, a good grasp of what may be accomplished is often left out or buried. This book provides a great way to get perspective on rigorous frequency domain textbook theory and make the necessary textbook search for detail much more meaningful. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has to deal with signal processing.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Boris Strokopytov on August 30, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Too simplistic. Perhaps good for newbies. But anyway there
are better books on FFT, e.g. Brigham. This one is not for
professionals! You've been warned. For beginners I would recommend books by Zonst. They are much more to the point.
And cheaper! Thanks god I didn't buy it myself!
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