Introduction to Digital Signal Processing


  • John Karl, The University of Wisconsin

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Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in all fields using digital signal processing such as students in electrical engineering, physics, geophysics, and computer science.


Book information

  • Published: July 1989
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-398420-3


Suitable as a textbook for a one-semester advanced level course or as a self-study guide for working professionals.

The book comprises a one-semester or self-study course, filling the gap between several oversimplified introductions and more topically specialized or formal treatments....Karl's book wins notable points for its easy reading style and its between-the-lines historical awareness. It assumes almost no prior DSP background and te only prerequisites are basic calculus, matrix algebra, and complex variables. It avoids high-level math without compromising accuaracy and pedagogy. Problem sets are useful real-world queries introducing and developing concepts from and somewhat beyond those discussed in the text...Although there are, at present count, over 15 elementary texts on DSP, Karl's is one of the best, and will especially appeal to those with physics, geophysics, statistics, and engineering backgrounds. It is a mandatory purchase for libraries and technical departments.

Table of Contents

Signals and Systems. Sampled Data and the Z Transform. Sinusoidal Response of LSI Systems. Couplets and Elementary Filters. The Discrete Fourier Transform. The Continuous Fourier Integral Transform. Application of the Fourier Transform to Digital Signal Processing. Digital Filter Design. Inverse Filtering and Deconvolution. Spectral Factorization. Power Spectral Estimation. Multidimensional DSP. References.