The Electrical Engineering Handbook

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The Electrical Engineer's Handbook is an invaluable reference source for all practicing electrical engineers and students. Encompassing 79 chapters, this book is intended to enlighten and refresh knowledge of the practicing engineer or to help educate engineering students. This text will most likely be the engineer’s first choice in looking for a solution; extensive, complete references to other sources are provided throughout. No other book has the breadth and depth of coverage available here. This is a must-have for all practitioners and students! The Electrical Engineer's Handbook provides the most up-to-date information in: Circuits and Networks, Electric Power Systems, Electronics, Computer-Aided Design and Optimization, VLSI Systems, Signal Processing, Digital Systems and Computer Engineering, Digital Communication and Communication Networks, Electromagnetics and Control and Systems.

About the Editor-in-Chief...
Wai-Kai Chen is Professor and Head Emeritus of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has extensive experience in education and industry and is very active professionally in the fields of circuits and systems. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Series I and II, President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers. He is the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal, the Education Award, and the Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the Third Millennium Medal from the IEEE. Professor Chen is a fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

* 77 chapters encompass the entire field of electrical engineering.
* THOUSANDS of valuable figures, tables, formulas, and definitions.
* Extensive bibliographic references.
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Chen, School of Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

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Nov 16, 2004
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Technology & Engineering / Electrical
Technology & Engineering / Electronics / General
Technology & Engineering / Microwaves
Technology & Engineering / Signals & Signal Processing
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Richard G. Lyons’s Top-Selling DSP Book for Seven Straight Years—Now Fully Updated!

Understanding Digital Signal Processing, Third Edition, is quite simply the best resource for engineers and other technical professionals who want to master and apply today’s latest DSP techniques. Richard G. Lyons has updated and expanded his best-selling second edition to reflect the newest technologies, building on the exceptionally readable coverage that made it the favorite of DSP professionals worldwide. He has also added hands-on problems to every chapter, giving students even more of the practical experience they need to succeed.

Comprehensive in scope and clear in approach, this book achieves the perfect balance between theory and practice, keeps math at a tolerable level, and makes DSP exceptionally accessible to beginners without ever oversimplifying it. Readers can thoroughly grasp the basics and quickly move on to more sophisticated techniques.

This edition adds extensive new coverage of FIR and IIR filter analysis techniques, digital differentiators, integrators, and matched filters. Lyons has significantly updated and expanded his discussions of multirate processing techniques, which are crucial to modern wireless and satellite communications. He also presents nearly twice as many DSP Tricks as in the second edition—including techniques even seasoned DSP professionals may have overlooked.

Coverage includes

New homework problems that deepen your understanding and help you apply what you’ve learned Practical, day-to-day DSP implementations and problem-solving throughout Useful new guidance on generalized digital networks, including discrete differentiators, integrators, and matched filters Clear descriptions of statistical measures of signals, variance reduction by averaging, and real-world signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) computation A significantly expanded chapter on sample rate conversion (multirate systems) and associated filtering techniques New guidance on implementing fast convolution, IIR filter scaling, and more Enhanced coverage of analyzing digital filter behavior and performance for diverse communications and biomedical applications Discrete sequences/systems, periodic sampling, DFT, FFT, finite/infinite impulse response filters, quadrature (I/Q) processing, discrete Hilbert transforms, binary number formats, and much more
The book, in its Second Edition, continues to provide a comprehensive treatment of signals and systems commencing from an elementary level and going on to a thorough analysis of mathematical tools such as Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform and Discrete-time Fourier transform. The concepts of convolution and correlation and their relationship have been explained in a clear and lucid manner. Both continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems have been covered, and thoroughly supported with adequate number of explained examples.The book is intended for the BE/BTech students of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Telecommunication Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. NEW TO THIS EDITION • A new chapter on MATLAB programming for generation of continuous-time and discrete-time series is added. • MATLAB solutions have been given for stability testing of discrete-time systems. • Sections on simple electronic systems realization have been added in existing Chapter 6. • More solved examples, problems and multiple choice questions, have been added in almost every chapter to reinforce the understanding of the theory. AUDIENCE • BE/BTech students of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Telecommunication Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
This Third Edition of the book contains more than 60 new problems over and above the original 480 problems of the Second Edition. The additional problems cover the whole range of new topics which will also be introduced in the third edition of the author’s main textbook titled Electromagnetism: Theory and Applications. There are some other new problems necessary to further enhance the understanding of the topics of importance already existing in the book. There has been no change in the philosophy of this book. It has been designed to serve as a companion volume to the main text to help students gain a thorough quantitative understanding of EM concepts that are somewhat difficult to learn. The problems included, as a result of the author’s long industrial and academic experience, illuminate the concepts developed in the main text. Besides meeting the needs of undergraduate students of electrical engineering and postgraduate students and researchers in physics, the book will also be immensely useful to engineers and applied physicists in industry. WHAT IS NEW TO THIS EDITION? 1. A number of new problems on evaluation of a.c. resistance and reactance due to skin effect in cylindrical transmission line configurations, for which the cylindrical polar coordinate system cannot be used. 2. New problems on design and optimization of permanent magnets (now being used in the development of new permanent magnet machines) by using Fröhlich–Kennelly equation for representing the demagnetizing curve and Evershed criterion for optimizing the magnet dimensions and its material volume. 3. Some problems on applications of vector analysis to different geometrical configurations. 4. Some problems on Electrostatics and Magnetostatics in which the method of images has been used as auxiliary support. 5. Nearly 18–20 new problems in the chapter on Electromagnetic Induction making it fully comprehensive and covering all facets of electromagnetic induction. This chapter now contains more than 60 solved problems, none of which are of the formula substitution type, and include problems ranging from annular homopolar machines to phenomenon of pinch effect, identification and separation of flux-linkage as well as flux cutting effects, etc. 6. Some problem on Electromagnetic Waves dealing with surface current speed. 7. Problems on Lorentz transformation in the chapter titled Electromagnetism and Special Relativity.
Wai-Kai Chen
Upon its initial publication, The Circuits and Filters Handbook broke new ground. It quickly became the resource for comprehensive coverage of issues and practical information that can be put to immediate use. Not content to rest on his laurels, in addition to updating the second edition, editor Wai-Kai Chen divided it into tightly-focused texts that made the information easily accessible and digestible. These texts have been revised, updated, and expanded so that they continue to provide solid coverage of standard practices and enlightened perspectives on new and emerging techniques.

Passive, Active, and Digital Filters provides an introduction to the characteristics of analog filters and a review of the design process and the tasks that need to be undertaken to translate a set of filter specifications into a working prototype. Highlights include discussions of the passive cascade synthesis and the synthesis of LCM and RC one-port networks; a summary of two-port synthesis by ladder development; a comparison of the cascade approach, the multiple-loop feedback topology, and ladder simulations; an examination of four types of finite wordlength effects; and coverage of methods for designing two-dimensional finite-extent impulse response (FIR) discrete-time filters. The book includes coverage of the basic building blocks involved in low- and high-order filters, limitations and practical design considerations, and a brief discussion of low-voltage circuit design.

Revised Chapters:

Sensitivity and Selectivity

Switched-Capacitor Filters

FIR Filters

IIR Filters

VLSI Implementation of Digital Filters

Two-Dimensional FIR Filters

Additional Chapters:

1-D Multirate Filter Banks

Directional Filter Banks

Nonlinear Filtering Using Statistical Signal Models

Nonlinear Filtering for Image Denoising

Video Demosaicking Filters

This volume will undoubtedly take its place as the engineer's first choice in looking for solutions to problems encountered when designing filters.

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