Signals and Systems using MATLAB

2nd Edition

Authors: Luis Chaparro
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123948120
eBook ISBN: 9780123948434
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th February 2014
Page Count: 880
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Table of Contents




1: Introduction

0: From the Ground Up!

0.1 Introduction

0.2 Examples of Signal Processing Applications

0.3 Continuous or Discrete?

0.4 Complex or Real?

0.5 Soft Introduction to MATLAB

0.6 Problems

2: Theory and Application of Continuous-Time Signals and Systems

1: Continuous-time Signals

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Classification of Time-Dependent Signals

1.3 Continuous-Time Signals

1.4 Representation of Continuous-Time Signals Using Basic Signals

1.5 Special Signals—the Sampling and the Sinc Signals

1.6 Basic Signal Operations—Time Scaling, Frequency Shifting, and Windowing

1.7 What Have We Accomplished? Where Do We Go from Here?

1.8 Problems

2: Continuous-time Systems

2.1 Introduction

2.2 System Concept and Classification

2.3 Linear Time-invariant (LTI) Continuous-time Systems

2.4 Causality

2.5 Bounded-input Bounded-output (BIBO) Stability

2.6 What Have We Accomplished? Where Do We Go From Here?

2.7 Problems

3: The Laplace Transform

3.1 Introduction

3.2 The Two-sided Laplace Transform

3.3 The One-sided Laplace Transform

3.4 Properties of the One-sided Laplace Transform

3.5 Inverse Laplace Transform

3.6 Analysis of LTI Systems

3.7 What Have We Accomplished? Where Do We Go from Here?

3.8 Problems

4: Frequency Analysis: The Fourier Series

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Eigenfunctions Revisited

4.3 Complex Exponential Fourier Series

4.4 Response of LTI Systems to Periodic Signals

4.5 Operations using Fourier Series

4.6 What have We Accomplished? Where Do We Go from here?

4.7 Problems

5: Frequency Analysis: The Fourier Transform

5.1 Introduction

5.2 From the Fourier Serie


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.


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About the Authors

Luis Chaparro Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA