This reissued third edition of A User's Guide to View Camera introduces photographers to large-format cameras, covering their use with both film and digital capture. Readers will learn the anatomy of cameras with a separately adjustable back or front, the proper techniques for using view cameras, and how to take care of large-format cameras-all through straightforward and practical instruction and abundant visual examples. This latest edition features:
A practical and accessible guide to understanding digital signal processing<br> <br> Introduction to Digital Signal Processing and Filter Design was developed and fine-tuned from the author's twenty-five years of experience teaching classes in digital signal processing. Following a step-by-step approach, students and professionals quickly master the fundamental concepts and applications of discrete-time signals and systems as well as the synthesis of these systems to meet specifications in the time and frequency domains. Striking the right balance between mathematical derivations and theory, the book features:<br> * Discrete-time signals and systems<br> * Linear difference equations<br> * Solutions by recursive algorithms<br> * Convolution<br> * Time and frequency domain analysis<br> * Discrete Fourier series<br> * Design of FIR and IIR filters<br> * Practical methods for hardware implementation<br> <br> A unique feature of this book is a complete chapter on the use of a MATLAB(r) tool, known as the FDA (Filter Design and Analysis) tool, to investigate the effect of finite word length and different formats of quantization, different realization structures, and different methods for filter design. This chapter contains material of practical importance that is not found in many books used in academic courses. It introduces students in digital signal processing to what they need to know to design digital systems using DSP chips currently available from industry.<br> <br> With its unique, classroom-tested approach, Introduction to Digital Signal Processing and Filter Design is the ideal text for students in electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, and applied mathematics, and an accessible introduction or refresher for engineers and scientists in the field.<br> <br> An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available online from the Wiley editorial department.<br> <br> An Instructor Support FTP site is also available.
Readers met Charlene "Charlie" Goodnight Myers in the novella "A Christmas Cactus." Now Charlie is Mayor of Brangus, Texas. When a Hollywood movie company comes to town, the citizens of Brangus can't wait to get into the action. Movie stars, mysterious strangers and a cruel director show up to enliven the plot. When a local socialite is accused of the murder of one of the movie staff, Charlie recruits her friends to help solve the crime. Readers will recognize Darci Tenant, Charlie's wealthy best friend, and Manuela, now owner of "Cowgirls and Curls" beauty salon. The redoubtable Vessie Lou Culpepper and feisty Justine Longacre also pitch in to help find the killer. Along the way, Mayor Charlie works hard to take care of business for the zany eccentric citizens of Brangus.
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