# Free DSP Books on the Internet

While surfing the "net" I have occasionally encountered signal processing books whose chapters could be downloaded to my computer. I started keeping a list of those books and, over the years, that list has grown to over forty books. Perhaps the list will be of interest to you.

Please know, all of the listed books are copyrighted. The copyright holders have graciously provided their books free of charge for downloading for individual use, but multiple copies must not be made or printed. As such, be aware that using any of these books as promotional material is prohibited, and the books must not be mirrored on the Internet or redistributed in any way without permission. (If you violate these rules I'll be forced to have my friends Bruno "Gaspipe" Gamballa and Guido "Greasy Thumb" Locatti pay you a visit.) I have made every effort to check that the links provided here are legal postings.

The majority of the following list was originally published in the "Best of the WEB" column in the January 2007 issue of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. The published-article title was: "Teach-ware: Online Signal Processing Books", by Richard Lyons.

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OK, with that "legal stuff" out of the way, here is the list of free online book titles, authors, and web addresses:

**DSP: THEORY **

The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing, 2/E (Steven Smith)

http://www.dspguide.com

[A well-known online book written by a skilled engineer who lives and breaths DSP.]

Modern Signal Processing (Rockmore and Healy, Eds.)

http://www.msri.org/communications/books/Book46/contents.html

[Collection of advanced signal processing topics.]

Mixed-signal and DSP Design Techniques (Walt Kester, Ed.)

http://www.analog.com/processors/learning/training/design_techniques.html

[Practical aspects of A/D and D/A hardware.]

Principles of Sigma-Delta Modulation for A/D Converters (Sangil Park)

http://www.numerix-dsp.com/appsnotes/APR8-sigma-delta.pdf

[Detailed theory and implementation of sigma-delta A/D converters.]

Introduction to DSP (Chris Bores)

http://www.bores.com/courses/intro/index.htm

[Chapter-oriented sequence of fundamental DSP topics written by a recognized DSP expert.]

Using the ADSP-2100 Family Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (Analog Devices Inc.)

http://www.analog.com/processors/adsp/technicalLibrary/manuals/index.html

[Fundamental DSP theory and advanced DSP applications, DSP programming guidance.]

**DSP: COMMUNICATIONS **

Signals, Samples and Stuff: A DSP Tutorial (Doug Smith)

http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/dsp.html

[DSP tutorial material produced for the *QEX* forum of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Four part series.]

Wireless Communications: Signal Processing Perspectives (Poor and Wornell, Eds.)

http://www.rle.mit.edu/sia/publications_books.htm

[Signal processing algorithms and architectures in advanced wireless communication systems.]

Electronic Warfare Manual (U.S. Navy)

https://ewhdbks.mugu.navy.mil/

[Radar signal processing.]

Digital Communications (John M. Cioffi)

http://www.stanford.edu/group/cioffi/book/

[Comprehensive material on digital communications from a Stanford University professor.]

**DSP: IMAGE PROCESSING **

Fundamentals of Image Processing (Young, Gerbrands,and van Vliet)

http://www.ph.tn.tudelft.nl/~lucas/publications/1995/FIP95TYJGLV/FIP2.2.pdf

[Fundamental concepts of 2-dimensional (image) processing.]

Principles of Computerized Tomographic Imaging (Kak and Slaney)

http://www.slaney.org/pct/pct-toc.html

[Tutorial overview on tomographic imaging.]

Various geophysical and image processing books (Jon Claerbout, et al)

http://sepwww.stanford.edu/sep/prof/toc_html/index.html

[Estimation and construction of geophysical images, echo soundings analysis, "inverse modeling", and more.]

**DSP: AUDIO **

Introduction to Sound Processing (Davide Rocchesso)

http://profs.sci.univr.it/~rocchess/htmls/corsi/SoundProcessing/SoundProcessingBook/sp.pdf

[Audio signal processing with MATLAB and Octave code examples.]

Introduction To Digital Filters, With Audio Applications (Julius Smith)

http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/filters/

[Digital filter theory aimed at audio processing.]

Mathematics of the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT), With Audio Applications (Julius Smith)

http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/mdft/

[Theoretical foundations of the DFT with applications in digital audio.]

Physical Audio Signal Processing For Virtual Musical Instruments and Audio Effects (Julius Smith)

http://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/pasp/pasp.html

[Modeling and simulation of musical instruments.]

**DSP: SPECTRAL ANALYSIS **

Bayesian Spectrum Analysis and Parameter Estimation (G. Larry Bretthorst)

http://bayes.wustl.edu/glb/book.pdf

[Application of probability theory to the problem of signal parameter estimation.]

Chebyshev and Fourier Spectral Methods (John Boyd)

http://laplace.physics.ubc.ca/People/jason/references/Boyd_2ed.pdf

[Spectral methods for solving boundary value, eigenvalue and time-dependent problems.]

The Temporal and Spectral Characteristics of Ultrawideband Signals (William Kissick, Ed.)

http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/pub/ntia-rpt/01-383/

[A National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) report.]

**DSP**:** MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS**

Biomedical Digital Signal Processing (Willis J. Tompkins, Ed.)

http://ecow.engr.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/get/bme/463/tompkins/biomedical/

[Processing of signals generated by medical intrumentation.]

Stochastic Optimal Control: The Discrete-Time Case (Bertsekas and Shreve)

http://web.mit.edu/dimitrib/www/soc.html

[Mathematical foundations of stochastic optimal control of discrete-time systems.]

Signal Processing with Fractals: A Wavelet-Based Approach (Gregory Wornell)

http://www.rle.mit.edu/sia/publications_books.htm

[Signal processing applications using fractal representations based on wavelets. (Scroll to bottom of webpage.)]

Nonlinear Systems Theory: The Volterra/Wiener Approach (Wilson Rugh)

http://www.ece.jhu.edu/~rugh/volterra/book.pdf

[Analysis of nonlinear systems.]

Detection of Abrupt Changes - Theory and Application (Basseville and Nikiforov)

http://www.irisa.fr/sisthem/kniga/

[Change detection of parameters of static or dynamic stochastic systems.]

**DSP**:** IMPLEMENTATION**

Computer Aids for VLSI Design, 2/E (Steven Rubin)

http://www.rulabinsky.com/cavd/

[Computational tools available to the VLSI chip designer.]

Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (Michael Smith)

http://www-ee.eng.hawaii.edu/~msmith/ASICs/HTML/ASICs.htm#anchor935203

[Methods of VLSI systems design and ASIC design using commercial tools.]

Techniques for Verifying HDL Designs [Dempster and Stuart]

http://www10.edacafe.com/book/parse_book.php?article=transeda/vmm-toc.html

[Verification and testing when using Verilog or VHDL hardware description languages.]

The VHDL Cookbook, 1/E (Peter Ashenden)

http://tech-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/vhdl/doc/cookbook/VHDL-Cookbook.pdf

[Introduction to, and examples illustrating, the VHDL language.]

Controlling Noise and Radiation in Mixed-Signal and Digital Systems (Nicholas Gray)

http://www.national.com/appinfo/adc/files/controlling_noise.pdf

[Guidance on designing reduced-noise physical system layouts.]

**ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING**

Numerical Computing with MATLAB (Cleve Moler)

http://www.mathworks.com/moler/chapters.html

[A textbook, and example code, for a course in numerical methods, MATLAB, and technical computing.]

Algorithms for Programmers, Ideas and Source Code (Jorg Arndt)

http://www.jjj.de/fxt/fxtpage.html#fxtbook

[Large collection of algorithms for signal processing.]

Numerical Recipes in C, Fortran 77 and Fortran 90 (Press, et al)

http://www.nr.com/

[Methods of numerical computing related to data and signal processing.]

Various programming textbooks (Various authors)

http://www.comms.scitech.susx.ac.uk/fft/

[Broad selection of software design material.]

**MATHEMATICS**

Difference Equations to Differential Equations (Don Sloughter)

http://math.furman.edu/~dcs/book

[Readable text on the calculus of discrete sequences.]

Linear Algebra (Jim Hefferon)

http://www.comms.scitech.susx.ac.uk/fft/

[Mathematically sophisticated undergraduate-level linear algebra.]

An Introduction to Statistical Signal Processing (Gray and Davisson)

http://www-ee.stanford.edu/~gray/

[Analysis of statistical signal processing systems.]

Intuitive Probability and Random Processes Using MATLAB (Steven Kay)

http://www.ele.uri.edu/faculty/kay/New%20web/Books.htm

[Uncompleted draft in PDF format, plus MATLAB code.]

Probability, Random Processes, and Ergodic Properties; Entropy and Information Theory (Robert Gray)

http://www-ee.stanford.edu/~gray/

[Two books on statistics and probability theory.]

Probability Theory With Applications in Science and Engineering (Edwin Jaynes)

http://bayes.wustl.edu/etj/science.and.engineering/science.pdf

[Fundamentals of probability theory.]

Probability Theory: The Logic of Science (Edwin Jaynes)

http://www-biba.inrialpes.fr/Jaynes/prob.html

[Stanford University lectures compiled into book form.]

Introduction to Probability (Charles Grinstead)

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/teaching_aids/books_articles/probability_book/book.pdf

[Theory and techniques of probability.]

Toeplitz and Circulant Matrices: A Review (Robert Gray)

http://www-ee.stanford.edu/~gray/toeplitz.html

[Fundamental theorems on eigenvalues, inverses, and Toeplitz matrices.]

The Calculus of Functions of Several Variables (Don Sloughter)

http://math.furman.edu/~dcs/mvbook/

[Readable text on multi-variable calculus.]

**Acknowledgements**

I say "Thanks Much" to Jim Thomas, Tomaz Kopac, and Bill Driscoll for contributing to this list of online books.

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