The purpose of The Electrical Engineering Handbook, 3rd Edition is to provide a ready reference for the
practicing engineer in industry, government, and academia, as well as aid students of engineering. The third
edition has a new look and comprises six volumes including:
Circuits, Signals, and Speech and Image Processing
Electronics, Power Electronics, Optoelectronics, Microwaves, Electromagnetics, and Radar
Sensors, Nanoscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Instruments
Broadcasting and Optical Communication Technology
Computers, Software Engineering, and Digital Devices
Systems, Controls, Embedded Systems, Energy, and Machines
Each volume is edited by Richard C. Dorf, and is a comprehensive format that encompasses the many
aspects of electrical engineering with articles from internationally recognized contributors. The goal is to
provide the most up-to-date information in the classical fields of circuits, signal processing, electronics,
electromagnetic fields, energy devices, systems, and electrical effects and devices, while covering the emerging
fields of communications, nanotechnology, biometrics, digital devices, computer engineering, systems, and
biomedical engineering. In addition, a complete compendium of information regarding physical, chemical,
and materials data, as well as widely inclusive information on mathematics is included in each volume. Many
articles from this volume and the other five volumes have been completely revised or updated to fit the needs
of today and many new chapters have been added.
The purpose of this volume (Circuits, Signals, and Speech and Image Processing) is to provide a ready
reference to subjects in the fields of electric circuits and components, analysis of circuits, and the use of the
Laplace transform. We also discuss the processing of signals, speech, and images using filters and algorithms.
Here we provide the basic information for understanding these fields. We also provide information about the
emerging fields of text-to-speech synthesis, real-time processing, embedded signal processing, and biometrics.