Author:
Chi-Tsong Chen

ISBN 13:
9780195156614

ISBN 10:
195156617

Edition:
3

Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Publication Date:
2004-03-18

Format:
Hardcover

Pages:
448

List Price:
$105.95

Chen (electrical engineering, State University of New York-Stony Brook) introduces basic concepts in signals and systems and their associated mathematical and computational tools, stressing the most important concepts in signal and system analysis. Written for second-and third-year undergraduates, the text employs transfer functions and state-space equations only in contexts where they are most efficient, focusing on material students can use immediately. Background is assumed in general physics, simple circuit analysis, simple matrix operations, and basic calculus. This third edition uses operational amplifiers as examples to discuss system concepts, introduces engineering concepts earlier, and emphasizes computer computation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A text for sophomore-junior courses in systems and signals for electrical, mechanical, and system engineering students. Introduces fundamental concepts such as causality, linearity, and lumpedness, and discusses the Laplace, Fourier, and z transforms, frequency spectrum computations, stabilities and their implications, state variable equations, and computer simulations. Assumes a knowledge of general physics, simple circuit analysis, and elementary linear algebra. Discusses the use of the Student Edition of MATLAB. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)