A Discrete-Time Approach for system Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123957443, 9780323162296

A Discrete-Time Approach for system Analysis

1st Edition

Editors: Michel Cuenod
eBook ISBN: 9780323162296
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 236
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
15% off
15% off
15% off
Price includes VAT/GST
× DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


A Discrete-Time Approach for System Analysis is a five-chapter text that considers the underlying principles and application of a discrete-time approach to system analysis.
Chapter 1 presents several different unit functions that are used in practice and describes how to obtain a closed form for the sequence of unit functions by using the E- and the z-transforms. This chapter also compares some aspects of spectral analysis and impulse analysis, and finally, discusses some aspects of interpolation between sampled data of the functions by impulse analysis techniques. Chapter 2 provides the functional operations using the sequences of unit functions, namely, addition, subtraction, multiplication, convolution, deconvolution, integration, and differentiation. Chapter 3 examines linear, time-varying, nonlinear and partial differential equations, and the use of the discrete time approach to solve these equations. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss several applications of impulse analysis to control problems, basically, system analysis and identification.
This book is particularly useful to engineers with an introduction to some techniques for finding solutions of certain time-invariant, time-varying, and nonlinear differential equations arising in physical systems.

Table of Contents


1. Basic Concepts of Impulse Analysis


1.1 Unit Functions

1.2 Functional Approximation and Sequences

1.3 The E- and z-Transforms

1.4 Impulse Analysis and Frequency Analysis

1.5 Interpolation

2. Operations with Impulse Analysis


2.1 Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication

2.2 Convolution

2.3 Deconvolution

2.4 Integration

2.5 Differentiation

3. Approximate Solution of Differential Equations


3.1 Linear Differential Equations

3.2 Time-Varying Differential Equations

3.3 Nonlinear Differential Equations

3.4 Partial Differential Equations

4. Accuracy Considerations


4.1 Errors and Accuracy Considerations

4.2 Spectral Errors of Integrating Operators

4.3 Error Buildup

4.4 Selecting the Independent Variable Increment

5. Applications of Impulse Analysis to Control Problems


5.1 System Response to Deterministic Inputs

5.2 System Response to Stochastic Inputs

5.3 Multivariable Systems

5.4 System Identification

5.5 Nonlinear Control Systems

5.6 Conclusions


Table of Main Formulas

Appendix: Problems



No. of pages:
© Academic Press 1969
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:

About the Editor

Michel Cuenod

Ratings and Reviews