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Part I: Getting Started with Signals and Systems 7
Chapter 1: Introducing Signals and Systems 9
Chapter 2: Brushing Up on Math 29
Chapter 3: Continuous-Time Signals and Systems 51
Chapter 4: Discrete-Time Signals and Systems 77
Part II: Exploring the Time Domain 97
Chapter 5: Continuous-Time LTI Systems and the Convolution Integral 99
Chapter 6: Discrete-Time LTI Systems and the Convolution Sum 119
Chapter 7: LTI System Differential and Difference Equations in the Time Domain 149
Part III: Picking Up the Frequency Domain 163
Chapter 8: Line Spectra and Fourier Series of Periodic Continuous-Time Signals 165
Chapter 9: The Fourier Transform for Continuous-Time Signals and Systems 191
Chapter 10: Sampling Theory 219
Chapter 11: The Discrete-Time Fourier Transform for Discrete-Time Signals 241
Chapter 12: The Discrete Fourier Transform and Fast Fourier Transform Algorithms 263
Part IV: Entering the s- and z-Domains 283
Chapter 13: The Laplace Transform for Continuous-Time 285
Chapter 14: The z-Transform for Discrete-Time Signals 307
Chapter 15: Putting It All Together: Analysis and Modeling Across Domains 327
Part V: The Part of Tens 343
Chapter 16: More Than Ten Common Mistakes to Avoid When Solving Problems 345
Chapter 17: Ten Properties You Never Want to Forget 351