Intuitive Guide to Fourier Analysis .. Errata sheet

Errata List for “Intuitive Gide to Fourier Analysis and Spectral Estimation”, First Edition

Feel embarrassed that after reading the stuff more than twenty times, I did not notice so many glaring errors.
Well, that’s my excuse any way! 
Your indulgence required until the next edition.

Here I have listed all the errors and typos that have already been corrected in the Kindle version but remain in the First edition of the book. Please add your discoveries below in the comment section. .

These apply only to the printed book. They have already been corrected in the electronic version.

(Equations are given in Latex)

\item Chapter 1: page 21, below Eq. 1.16, the last line should say {Now the whole expression uses only the cosine waves and the index, $k$ spans not just from $0$ to $\infty$, but from $-\infty$ to $+\infty$.}

\item Chapter 1: page 17, Fig. 1.13(b and d) the sign for the second term should be negative, i.e. $-{1}{3}\cos(3 \omega_0 t)$ $-{1}{7}\cos(3 \omega_0 t)$.

\item Chapter 2: Eq. 2.11 thru Eq. 2.22 should have a subscript 0 to the frequency, $\omega_0$ instead of $\omega$ alone. This subscript makes it clear that $\omega$ is not a variable but is a constant, the starting or the fundamental frequency.

\item Chapter 2: Eq. 2.21 and in Eq. 2.22 the sign of the exponential is reversed. The first one should be minus and second, a plus.

\item Chapter 2: Eq. 2.24 is missing the term $t$, should be $e^{\j k \omega \underline{t}}$.

\item Page 59: The duty cycle term is $\tau{/T}$ and not $\tau$ alone.

\item Page 57: Example 2.9, the signal should be \newline
$x(t) = 3+ 6\cos(4\pi t+2)+\underline{4}\j\sin(4\pi t+3)- 3\j \sin(10\pi t+1.5)$
\newline Note the underlined quantity $4$ for the third term, $\j \sin(4\pi t+3)$.

\item Page 58: The calculated value of the coefficient $e^{-\j 4\pi t}$ should be 2.552. The corresponding Fig. 2.14 has been changed.

\item Page 68: Example 2.15 The correct answer is -0.142 instead of 0.142.

\item Page 74: Figure 3.3 (a), the y axis has been moved to the center of the shape to be consistent with figures (b) and (c).

\item Page 75: Eq. 3.8, added subscript s to Time T.

\item Page 83: Last line, the equation number should be (3.17) instead of (3.19).

\item Page 86: First paragraph, last line, should be “with only 1 Hz” and not 2 Hz.

\item Page 92: Third paragraph, third line, should be $11 \pi /5$ and not $12 \pi /5$

\item Page 97: Eq. (3.37) and eq. (3.38) et. all are missing the coefficient $1/N_0$ from the front of the RHS.

\item Page 102: The correct values for the coefficients are: 1.5, .612, 0.5 and 0.612, as shown in the figure 3.25.

\item Page 103: Correct coefficients are: 0.75, 0.56, 0.25 and 0.56.

\item Page 104: Added subscript 0 to N to clarify that this is the fundamental period.

\item Page 149: N is equal to ${(2M+1)}$ and not $\frac{(2M+1)} {2}$.

\item Page 157: Eq.(5.22) is missing the coefficient $\frac{1}{N_0}$ in the front.

\item Page 190: The index of the top equation should be 6 and not 7.

4 comments on “Intuitive Guide to Fourier Analysis .. Errata sheet
  1. Chandru Aswani says:

    In Chapter 2, Eq 2.3, I noticed that the right-hand side contains a ‘j’ in the denominator. Is this a typo?

    Many thanks for this lucid book!

    • Profile photo of Charan L. Charan L. says:

      Do believe you are correct. the “j” on the numerator should not be there. Another item to be added to the erratta. Thanks for pointing it out. How do you like the book otherwise?
      Charan Langton Please send me your address, I will send you a free copy of the book.

  2. Tarun Cousik says:

    Hi Charan,

    I recently got your book(digital copy) and I’m planning to plow through it over the course of this month. I love the fact that you made this page for correcting errors, wish other authors would do the same :). If I find any errors, I’ll keep you posted here.

    My first one- small error, but it had me scratching my head for 5 mins. Page 17, Fig 1.13b and Fig 1.13d, I believe there should be a minus sign before the (1/3)cos(3wt) and (1/7)cos(7wt) terms in the figure’s description. You stated it correctly in the equations below (eqns. 1.9, that’s where I conformed my suspicion).

  3. Pascal Renucci says:

    Hi Charan,

    I’ve been a big fan for many years, as yours was one of the first DSP/comms-explained sites, which I found during my stint at Lockheed in Sunnyvale, CA, working on the MUOS program.

    I was thrilled to see recently the publication of this book, and immediately bought it. The book is a goldmine and I plan on reading it cover-to-cover. The typos are inevitable, don’t worry.

    I did find one, I believe, just now: bottom of page 68 purports to list an identity for |z| = 0.5*(z + z*). However, the RHS yields Re{z}, not |z|.

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