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  • Aug 2013

Signals, Processes, and Systems

An Interactive Multimedia Introduction to Signal Processing


  • A ground-breaking new approach to teaching elementary signal processing by closely connecting theory and application

  • Includes a book, design software for hands-on exercises, and detailed explanations on how to learn from and use them

  • Almost no mathematics required

  • Suitable for self-study

  • For beginners and practitioners in electrical engineering

About this book

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.


  • Channel Coding Channel Encoding
  • Classical Modulation Procedures
  • Computer Based Training
  • Digital Transmission Technology
  • Neuronal Networks
  • Signal and Information Processing
  • Source Encoding

Authors and Affiliations

  • Düsseldorf, Germany

    Ulrich Karrenberg

About the author

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 Düsseldorf. 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 Düsseldorf for 15 years. Since 1993 he has been working in teacher training in the field of telecommunications and information technology at the Studienseminar Düsseldorf for vocational colleges.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Signals, Processes, and Systems

  • Book Subtitle: An Interactive Multimedia Introduction to Signal Processing

  • Authors: Ulrich Karrenberg

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-38052-5Due: 28 June 2013

  • Edition Number: 3

  • Number of Pages: XI, 527

  • Number of Illustrations: 200 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Signal, Image and Speech Processing, Multimedia Information Systems