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Signals and Systems

A MATLAB® Integrated Approach, 1st Edition

By Oktay Alkin

CRC Press

1,122 pages | 599 B/W Illus.

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Drawing on the author’s 25+ years of teaching experience, Signals and Systems: A MATLAB® Integrated Approach presents a novel and comprehensive approach to understanding signals and systems theory. Many texts use MATLAB® as a computational tool, but Alkin’s text employs MATLAB both computationally and pedagogically to provide interactive, visual reinforcement of the fundamentals, including the characteristics of signals, operations used on signals, time and frequency domain analyses of systems, continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems, and more.

In addition to 350 traditional end-of-chapter problems and 287 solved examples, the book includes hands-on MATLAB modules consisting of:

  • 101 solved MATLAB examples, working in tandem with the contents of the text itself
  • 98 MATLAB homework problems (coordinated with the 350 traditional end-of-chapter problems)
  • 93 GUI-based MATLAB demo programs that animate key figures and bring core concepts to life
  • 23 MATLAB projects, more involved than the homework problems (used by instructors in building assignments)
  • 11 sections of standalone MATLAB exercises that increase MATLAB proficiency and enforce good coding practices

Each module or application is linked to a specific segment of the text to ensure seamless integration between learning and doing. A solutions manual, all relevant MATLAB code, figures, presentation slides, and other ancillary materials are available on an author-supported website or with qualifying course adoption.

By involving students directly in the process of visualization, Signals and Systems: A MATLAB® Integrated Approach affords a more interactive—thus more effective—solution for a one- or two-semester course on signals and systems at the junior or senior level.


"… very comprehensive, covering basic to advanced topics with MATLAB®-based examples throughout. Engineering students will particularly find the book very useful to understand the signals and systems theories and practices that underpin modern communication systems."

—Dr. Rishad Shafik, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK

"The main strength of the proposed book is the emphasis on involving readers Matlab examples and use of Matlab as an integrated teaching tool. It is probably the first book in this area that provides such a good usage of Matlab for class instructions."

—Dr. Tadeusz A Wysocki, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

"All students are lost among the equations after a while, when they first take a signals and systems course. … For its MATLAB integrated approach, I would adopt the book."

—Özgül SALOR, Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Gazi University

"… I must confess I was greatly impressed. The treatment appears to be very comprehensive and the book should fill many gaps in the market."

—William Coffey, Trinity College Dublin

Table of Contents

Signal Representation and Modeling

Analyzing Continuous-Time Systems in the Time Domain

Analyzing Discrete-Time Systems in the Time Domain

Fourier Analysis for Continuous-Time Signals and Systems

Fourier Analysis for Discrete-Time Signals and Systems

Sampling and Reconstruction

Laplace Transform for Continuous-Time Signals and Systems

z-Transform for Discrete-Time Signals and Systems

State-Space Analysis of Systems

Analysis and Design of Filters

Amplitude Modulation


Complex Numbers and Euler's Formula

Mathematical Relations

Closed Forms for Sums of Geometric Series

Orthogonality of Basis Functions

Partial Fraction Expansion

Review of Matrix Algebra

About the Author

Oktay Alkin earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, and a master’s degree and Ph.D from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA. Since 1986, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA, where he currently serves as the department chair. He has consulted for a variety of companies and organizations in the areas of signal and image processing and medical imaging, as well as authored numerous books and articles. His current research interests include medical imaging and applications of wireless sensor networks.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering