Professors Fawwaz Ulaby and Andrew Yagle publish the 2nd edition of the textbook, Engineering Signals and Systems in Continuous and Discrete Time

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Fawwaz Ulaby, Emmett Leith Distinguished University Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Prof. Andrew Yagle authored the 2nd edition of the book, Engineering Signals and Systems in Continuous and Discrete Time, published by National Technology & Science Press. This edition includes two additional chapters, new concepts throughout the book, and additional problem sets. The book was developed to serve the student as an interactive self-study supplement to the text. 

This textbook is designed for a sophomore-level or early junior-level introductory course on signals and systems. Engineering applications of signals and systems are integrated into the presentation as equal partners with concepts and mathematical models.

As noted in the Preface to the book, "the systems applications presented in this textbook include: spring-mass-damper automobile suspension systems, s-domain circuit analysis, electromechanical analogs with specific application to a biomechanical model, oven temperature control, motor system control, and inverted pendulum control."

"Signals applications include: implementation of a notch filter to remove an interfering tone from the sound of a trumpet (which inspired the idea for the book cover), implementation of a comb filter to eliminate one of two trumpets playing two different notes simultaneously, and implementation of a resonator filter to remove most of the noise from a noisy trumpet signal."

At least seventeen schools in the U.S. are using the first edition textbook in their courses.

For additional information about the authors and the textbook, see the announcement of the first edition of the textbook.

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June 2016