Posted on 14 November 2011

When I co-lectured ENEE322: Signal and System Theory, I wrote this handout as a complement to *Oppenheim and Willsky*.

In particular, **Table 4.1** on page 14, pictured above, shows the relationships between the continuous-time Fourier series (CTFS), discrete-time Fourier series (DTFS), continuous-time Fourier transform (CTFT), and discrete-time Fourier transform (DTFT). Note the similarities and differences among the four operations:

- “Series”: periodic in time, discrete in frequency
- “Transform”: aperiodic in time, continuous in frequency
- “Continuous Time”: continuous in time, aperiodic in frequency
- “Discrete Time”: discrete in time, periodic in frequency

My motive behind writing these notes was to present the most important concepts from *Oppenheim and Willsky* as concisely as possible. Often, textbooks sacrifice clarity for depth. Here, I present the main concepts from separate chapters as close together as possible so that students can more easily discover the *relationships* between concepts rather than studying each chapter in isolation.

For anyone taking or teaching signal processing, please feel free to use these notes as you wish, and let me know what you think!

(This post was inspired by this answer that I posted to dsp.stackexchange.com.)