This is a very new concept for learning Signal Processing, not only from the physically-based scientific fundamentals, but also from the didactic perspective, based on modern results of brain research. The textbook together with the DVD form a learning system that provides investigative studies and enables the reader to interactively visualize even complex processes. The unique didactic concept is built on visualizing signals and processes on the one hand, and on graphical programming of signal processing systems on the other. The concept has been designed especially for microelectronics, computer technology and communication. The book allows to develop, modify, and optimize useful applications using DasyLab - a professional and globally supported software for metrology and control engineering. With the 3rd edition, the software is also suitable for 64 bit systems running on Windows 7. Real signals can be acquired, processed and played on the sound card of your computer. The book provides more than 200 pre-programmed signal engineering systems and design transparencies. Numerous introduction-videos, one for every chapter, and more than 250 high-quality figures come along with the learning system, as well as a visualization of all the "living" experiments and their results. With this learning system, readers can now make use of "equipment" and software. The new, 3rd edition many improvements, corrections and smaller additions, and a new chapter new chapter presenting a clear introduction to mathematical modeling of signals, processes, and systems.
Ulrich Karrenberg, the author of this book, studied telecommunications in Berlin from 1960. After completing his degree course he worked as an engineer for 7 years. After taking a degree course in physics and mathematics at Cologne University he started working as a teacher at the present-day Heinrich-Hertz-Berufskolleg (vocational college) in Dusseldorf. For 12 years he was responsible for the full-time vocational training of students in the field of electrical engineering up to their university entry qualifications. Alongside his main position, he was a member of the curriculum board for vocational schools for 16 years. He also worked in the field of further education for teachers at the Paedagogisches Institut in Dusseldorf for 15 years. Since 1993 he has been working in teacher training in the field of telecommunications and information technology at the Studienseminar Dusseldorf for vocational colleges.
Introduction.- The Concept: Methods, Contents, Objectives.- Signals in the time and frequency domain.- The Uncertainty Principle.- Language as a carrier of information.- The Symmetry Principle.- System analysis.- Linear and non-linear processes.- Classical modulation procedures.- Digitalisation.- Digital filters.- Digital transmission technology I: Source encoding.- Digital transmission technology II: Channel encoding.- Digital Transmission Techniques III: Modulation.- Neuronal Networks.