Understanding Digital Signal Processing 3rd Edition, Kindle Edition
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The down side is that there are no selected answers in the back of the book, the solution manual is locked down, and even Chegg does not have guided answers. So if you want to reach yourself DSP, you will probably need a more traditional textbook with a solution manual (usually an older edition).
The organization of this book is also astounding. First, in the preface, Mr. Lyons shows a nice block diagram of the main techniques of DSP, and how they relate to one another. Then, the book begins with a deep introduction of analog and discrete signals, and basic manipulations of discrete signals, and periodic sampling. And this is the best part: In chapter 3 the book covers the DFT, and then the FFT in chapter 4, whereas other authors make you wait until much later in the book to cover those important subjects. Then you reach digital filters in chapter 5, again, with a natural explanation, using the metaphor of cars on a bridge. (If you're a software engineer like me, you understand the power of metaphors as a learning and teaching tool.) So he gets to the heart of DSP in the right order, and in a logical and natural way.
This should be the book used by all instructors who want their students to truly understand digital signal processing.
You can tell the author has years of hands on professional experience.
I skipped the first chapters on basic DSP theory, but skimmed enough of it to see that it's well presented.
I highly recommend the last chapter: "Digital Signal Processing Tricks".
Thank a bunch , Mr. Lyons! :)
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