Signals and Systems A MATLAB® Integrated Approach
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.
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
Complex Numbers and Euler's Formula
Closed Forms for Sums of Geometric Series
Orthogonality of Basis Functions
Partial Fraction Expansion
Review of Matrix Algebra
"… 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