This book provides a comprehensive, modern approach to signals and systems, concentrating on those aspects that are most relevant for applications such as communication systems and signal processing. Emphasis is placed on building the reader's intuition and problem-solving ability, rather than formal theorems and proofs.

"The coverage of the book is comprehensive, providing a broad overview, using a whole host of exercises. The wealth of the worked examples and problems complemented by solutions is particularly attractive. The level of mathematics is not too daunting for the good average student and the authors do their utmost to mitigate the difficulties, skilfully using worked examples."
Prof. Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton, author of Mobile Radio Communications and Single- and Multi-carrier QAM

Check out the companion Website for 'Systool' simulation software using Java applets to animate many of the key examples and exercises from the book.

About the Authors

Bernd Girod is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Stanford, California. Within the Information Systems Laboratory, his group carries out research on video compression, networked multimedia and 3-D image analysis and synthesis. Rudolf Rabenstein is a faculty member of the Telecommunications Laboratory at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg in Germany. His teaching and research activities include web-based tele- teaching as well as one- and multidimensional system theory and applications. Alexander Stenger is with the Technology Centre for Mobile Communications of Philips Semiconductors in Nuernberg, Germany, where he is responsible for acoustic interfaces of mobile telecommunications products.

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