A DSP book without cartoons is like oatmeal without any raisins. So we
feel pretty lucky to have found Jonathan Roth, cartoonist extraordinaire,
who took over 2 years of electrical engineering classes just so he could
draw us the 20 cartoons in this book. (Well, actually we just wrote out
what each person would say--and believe us, it's pretty hard to find something
funny to say about the discrete Fourier transform--and Jonathan had to
take our word for it that this was about the most incredibly funny thing
anyone could say about elliptic filters.)
The front cover in more detail
And just who are these folks?
Former sitar tuner turned DSP lecturer, his classes on "The Meaning of
Life" make an excellent follow-up to "The Meaning of IIR Filters."
Seems a bit too well-adjusted to be an engineer. But she is.
And has only 6 weeks to implement DSP in her company's newest microcontroller-based
product. Meetings will take up at least half of that!
Perhaps the only student in his high school to have twice started a fire
in chemistry, he is never without a 0.5mm drafting pencil and 0.2" square-ruled
engineering paper. A bit of a mathephobe (is that a word?), he nonetheless
plunges head first into digital signal processing. He is from the
Also appearing: several squirrels, a number of birds, some guy
named Jack (appears to have had a run-in with a dangerous tree, and is
fighting off a killer squirrel) and another guy Dale (hopes someone can
identify the snake that bit him back a few hours ago). (Page 459!)