1 Intro - Chapter 1 Introduction to Signals and Systems...

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Chapter 1 Introduction to Signals and Systems Chapter Outline 1.1 A LITTLE PHILOSOPHY. ............................................................................................. 2 1.2 BASIC CONCEPTS. ....................................................................................................... 3 1.2.1 Introduction . ............................................................................................................... 3 1.2.2 Two Fundamental Concepts. ..................................................................................... 4 1.3 MATHEMATICAL MODELING. .................................................................................. 5 1.4 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS . .......................................................................................... 7 1.4.1 Introduction . ............................................................................................................... 7 1.4.2 Signals. ........................................................................................................................ 8 1.4.3 Systems. ...................................................................................................................... 9 1.4.4 Interconnections of Signals and Systems . .............................................................. 11 1.4.5 Interaction Between Signals and Systems. ............................................................. 13 1.5 CONTINUOUS-TIME AND DISCRETE-TIME SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS .14 1.6 ORGANIZATION OF THE MATERIAL . .................................................................. 14 1.6.1 Organization of the Chapters. .................................................................................. 14 1.6.2 Coverage of the Text. ............................................................................................... 16 1.7 HOW TO USE MATLAB WITH THIS BOOK. ....................................................... 16 The purpose of this chapter is to explain the basic philosophical concepts that form the basis for the technical concepts presented in the rest of the text. We discuss how these philosophical ideas are evident in the organization of the text. This philosophy also helps to explain how the material in this text is related to the engineering literature as a whole. To readers wholly unfamiliar with the contents of this book, the following discussion may seem a little abstract. Readers are urged to return to this chapter as they progress through the text to develop the big picture as well as the details. Summary of Sections Section 1.1: We discuss the philosophy on which this book is based. Section 1.2: We introduce the two most fundamental concepts used in the text: signals and systems. Section 1.3:
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