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Signals and Systems For Dummies by Mark Wickert, PhD

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Chapter 1

Introducing Signals and Systems

In This Chapter

arrow Figuring out the math you need for signals and systems work

arrow Determining the different types of signals and systems

arrow Understanding signal classifications and domains

arrow Checking out possible products with behavioral level modeling

arrow Looking at real products as signals and systems

arrow Using open-source computer tools to check your work

Which came first: the signal or the system? Before you answer, you may want to know that by system, I mean a structure or design that operates on signals. You live and breathe in a sea of signals, and systems harness signals and put them to work. So which came first, you think? It may not really matter, but I’m guessing — as I smooth out a long imaginary philosopher-type beard — that signals came first and then began passing through systems.

But I digress. The study of signals and systems as portrayed in ...

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