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    Linear Systems First Book Recommendation

    Just got a textbook on Digital Signal Processing and in the preface it states:

    "The assumed background is only a first course on linear systems."

    Can anyone here recommend a good introductory text book on linear systems? As both areas are new to me, some direction at this early stage would be greatly appreciated!

    Digital signal processing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Have you had a good year-long course in linear circuits, especially including the Laplace Transform? How about differential equations? If yes to both, you'll probably be ok. If not, I'd recommend Thomas and Rosa for linear circuits, and Zill for differential equations.
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    Thanks Ackbeet! Very helpful as always. Will look into those tomorrow. Was also thinking of picking up this:

    Amazon.com: Engineering Mathematics (9780831133276): K. A. Stroud, Dexter J. Booth: Books
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    Sure. Or you could go with Kreyszig's Advanced Engineering Mathematics as well.
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    Kreyszig looks a bit too advanced for me yet! Picked up the Zill and the Stroud though. Linear circuits is next on the list. Fairly pricey so I'll have to save up! Thanks again for the tips.
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    You're welcome. Have a good one!
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