Continuous-Time Signals and Systems (Version 2013-09-11)

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Michael Adams, Sep 11, 2013 - 308 pages
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This book is intended for use in teaching undergraduate courses on continuous-time signals and systems in engineering (and related) disciplines.  It has been used for several years for teaching purposes in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria and has been very well received by students.

This book provides a detailed introduction to continuous-time signals and systems, with a focus on both theory and applications.  The mathematics underlying signals and systems is presented, including topics such as: properties of signals, properties of systems, convolution, Fourier series, the Fourier transform, frequency spectra, and the bilateral and unilateral Laplace transforms.  Applications of the theory are also explored, including: filtering, equalization, amplitude modulation, sampling, feedback control systems, circuit analysis, and Laplace-domain techniques for solving differential equations.  Other supplemental material is also included, such as: a detailed introduction to MATLAB, a review of complex analysis, and an exploration of time-domain techniques for solving differential equations.  Throughout the book, many worked-through examples are provided.  Problem sets are also provided for each major topic covered.


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This was a very helpful textbook with great step by step solutions to many problems. Using the textbook was the main method I used to learn the course material

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This book is a great resource that Dr Adams developed for his ECE 260 - Continuous Time Signals and Systems course at the University of Victoria, and was an irreplaceable and affordable course material that I can't imagine the course without. To anybody taking this course at the University of Victoria, or anybody who is interested in some introductory Fourier and Laplace Transforms material, I highly recommend this book. 

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