Signals and Systems
- 1 Topics
- 2 Some Useful Links to Suppliment or Substitute for a Textbook
- 3 Articles
- 4 Homework Assignments
- 5 People Involved with this Wiki
- Linear Time Invariant Systems
- Orthogonal Functions
- Finding the Energy in a Signal
- Fourier Series
- Fourier Transforms
- FIR Filter Example
- Relationship between e, sin and cos
Some Useful Links to Suppliment or Substitute for a Textbook
Books on Signal Processing
- Spectral Audio Signal Processing, by Julius O. Smith III
- The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing by Steven W. Smith, Ph.D. The professor likes this one.
- Discrete Time Signals & Systems
- The Fast Fourier Transform by E. O. Brigham This was one of the professor's textbooks when he took this class.
- Mathematics of Signal Processing: A First Course, by Charles L. Byrne Good chapters on Computer Aided Tomography (CAT Scan) as well as a lot of other interesting things.
- Signals & Systems, with MATLAB/Simulink, Karris
- Digital Signal Processing by Boomgaard, Lagerburg and Walstra This is a nice simple start to DSP.
- Interactive Mathematics (like a textbook with some examples)
- MIT handout on Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, and Laplace Transform
- Fourier Theory B..M..N.. Clarke
Dirac Delta Function and Convolution
- MIT handout on Dirac Delta Function and Convolution
- Linear Time Invariant Systems by Shlomo Engelberg
- Fast Convolution Based on the FFT This reference shows how end effects are dealt with. To use the FFT for convolution, you need to do it in blocks, which leads to end effects, and more latency, but if your blocks are big enough, it speeds up the convolution.
- The truncated Fourier series or DFT method of FIR filter design gives the best approximation of the desired frequency response in a least squared error sense, but it is not very good near discontinuities. The Parks-McClellan (Remez) iterative algorithm gives equal ripple in the pass band and stop band. This is the best in terms of minimizing the maximum error in each area, which is usually better in the real world. MATLAB/octave have automated functions to do that. See remez() in the Signals package of octave.
- A nice detailed description of the Parks McClellan algorithm with MATLAB/octave code.
- This is a nice demo of using a head related impulse response and FIR filters to give sound a nice 3D effect.
- Listen Head Related Transfer Function (HRTF) Database
- Selection of binaural sounds processed through different head related transfer functions. You can pick the HRTF that is closest to your own here.
Adaptive FIR Filters
Constant Modulus Algorythm
Math Editors for Your Notebook
You can make your notebook here on the wiki, but there are other options, including things like writing you notes on paper and using photo processing software to make notes like the old class notes. You can also make screencasts or videos for your notebook.
- LaTex: I suggest opening opening the following sample file with any of the LaTex editors below. LaTex is a document processing language that you compile like C or other compiled languages. It does produce the nicest looking documents, but it takes a bit of expertise to do that. If you are bound for graduate school, it is well worth learning.
- TexStudio works with Windows, Linux, and OS X, has a previewer, menus to help newbies, and is about the most featured LaTex editor I have tried.
- Texmaker is a LaTex editor with preview and a bunch of menus that help to figure out what you need to type to get the effects you want. It works on Linux, Windows, and OS X.
- Gummi is a LaTex editor with preview for Linux and Windows.
- Online LaTeX Editor especially for equations. This is useful for other systems that take LaTex input when you don't know LaTex yet.
- Lurch is a math editor for your desktop that will check your logic. For this class it is primarily useful as an easy editor for mathematical subjects.
- wxMaxima is a document based GUI for the Maxima computer algebra system. You can do quite a bit of algebra and calculus in wxMaxima. The notebooks it produces look good, but not as good as LaTex documents, however, you can easily change them, and it will redo all the math with the changes. I found a bug in the version that come with Ubuntu 15.04 where it segfaults when you type in a parenthesis to one of the helpful windows that come up when using the menus. I solved it by using the nightly builds from Peter Pall. As with most of the tools here, it will integrate in with LaTex.
- SageMath is a computer algebra system similar to wxMaxima that uses python, maxima and other tools to make a very nice and powerful tool for making a notebook. In order to make it work with the octave kernel, I had to use the latest version, which I obtained at the Ubuntu Sage wiki where I the instructions to install the upstream binary like this:
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:aims/sagemath sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sagemath-upstream-binary
- SageMath on the cloud uses sage (a computer algebra system) and latex to make your document. It has a nice preview that shows you what you get with your LaTex code. It also has a Linux terminal that you can use for octave and other things. You can create all kinds of files. It works well with the online LaTex editor below.
- Some SageMath Videos I found the two Introduction videos very useful.
- PTC Mathcad works for Windows and costs something, but is available on the campus network.
- LibreOffice is an open source word processor.
- Microsoft Word is a fancy word processor that I think you can get for free or minimal cost when you are a WWU student.
- Maple is a commercial symbolic mathematics package similar to maxima. It will do notebooks. It is available on the school network.
- Mathematica is another commercial symbolic software package. I don't think it is available on the school network.
- Xcas is my current favorite open source alternative to Maple or Mathematica. Xcas uses syntax compatible with the TI-89, or Maple, or muPad, or the TI NSpire CAS or Voyager 200. It runs on Windows, Linux, or OS X and is also available on Android for your phone, and I use it that way sometimes too. It is based on Giac which was chosen for the recent fancy HP CAS calculator, and for Geogebra.
Octave Tutorials and Scripts for Learning
Octave Scripts for Learning
An octave/MATLAB RC circuit example with Fourier series that shows how to use the ideas of the linear time invariant systems game and phasors to find the output due to a square wave input
This octave/MATLAB script shows the effect of not sampling fast enough. You can also see how the bandpass sampling theorem works from the plot this produces if you are clever.
A octave/MATLAB script to show how Nyquist's formula for in terms of sample points
An FIR Filter Example Code for Octave/MATLAB
An example showing how convolution is just a dot product or matrix multiply
Online Octave This works in your browser.
Installing Octave on a Mac (Chris Lau)
Octave and Scilab on a Mac (Ben Henry)
ASN2 - Octave Tutorial (Jodi S. Hodge)
Final Project (2011)
Please put your name next to the assignment, linking it to your submission
- HW #1 - Make a personal page on this wiki (Chris Lau)(Jodi S. Hodge)(Chris Wills)(Victor Shepherd)
- HW #2 - Write a tutorial about installing and/or using Octave (Chris Lau)(Jodi S. Hodge)(Victor Shepherd)
- HW #3 - Show graphically that (Chris Lau)(Jodi S. Hodge)(Chris Wills)(Victor Shepherd)
- HW #4 - Given a linear time-invariant system where produces an output , find the output due to any function (Chris Lau)
- HW #5: (Chris Lau)
- Part 1 - Find and relate it to the Laplace Transform. Derive the Inverse Laplace Transform of this from the inverse Fourier Transform.
- Part 2 -
- HW #6 - Pick a property of the Fourier Transform & present it on the Wiki. Make a table with all your properties. Interpret your property. (Ben Henry)(Chris Lau)(Victor Shepherd)
- HW #7 - Finish the practice tests
- HW #8 - Make a page about interpolating FIR filters. Note how many multiply/add operations.(Jodi S. Hodge)(Chris Lau)(Victor Shepherd)
- HW #9 - Add to #8 writeup how to do a decimating filter and figure out how many multiply & adds are needed for a n/2 decimating low pass filter.(Jodi S. Hodge)(Chris Lau)(Victor Shepherd)
- HW #10 - Use Octave (or Mathlab or Silab) to plot the frequency response of low pass filters with cut off frequencies of 1/32T, 1/8T, and 1/4T and compare how many coeffficients are needed with an eye to answer the question "Is it less calculation to decimate and then filter, or better to put the filter in the pre-decimation filter?" (Jodi S. Hodge)(Victor Shepherd)
- HW #11 - Is our method the same as Mark Fowler's? See
- HW #12 - Experiment with a variety of signals having a 3Khz bandwidth to determine the resolution you can get when doing a cross correlation . You can generate the signals randomly and filter them to obtain the band-limited signals. (Jodi S. Hodge)
- HW #13 - Derive the following realtions:
- c) (Victor Shepherd)
- HW #14 - Come up with a use for an adaptiveFIR filter and make an Octave script to demonstrate it. (Jodi S. Hodge)(Victor Shepherd)
- HW #15 - Do Practice Exam II (Victor Shepherd)
- CW-Robot Octave Simulation