This new textbook in signals and systems provides a pedagogically rich approach to what can commonly be a mathematically dry subject. With features like historical notes, highlighted common mistakes, and applications in controls, communications, and signal processing, Chaparro helps students appreciate the usefulness of the techniques described in the book. Each chapter contains a section with MatLab applications.

Key Features

  • Pedagogically rich introduction to signals and systems using historical notes, pointing out "common mistakes", and relating concepts to realistic examples throughout to motivate learning the material
  • Introduces both continuous and discrete systems early, then studies each (separately) in more depth later
  • Extensive set of worked examples and homework assignments, with applications to controls, communications, and signal processing throughout
  • Provides review of all the background math necessary to study the subject
  • MatLab applications in every chapter


2nd and 3rd year Electrical/Computer Engineering students in Signals and Systems.

Table of Contents

From the Ground Up; Continuous-time Signals; Continuous-time Systems; The Laplace Transform; Frequency Analysis: The Fourier Series; Frequency Analysis: The Fourier Transform; Application to Control and Communications; Sampling Theory; Discrete-time Signals and Systems; The Z-transform; Fourier Representation of Discrete-time Signals and Systems; Introduction to Discrete Filtering; Applications of Discrete-time Signals and Systems; Appendix A: Useful Formulas


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Academic Press
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