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Name: Introduction to Systems
ID: m0005
Language: English (en)
Summary: Introduction to the concept of a system, which is a mechanism for manipulating signals. Feedback concepts and superpositions are also briefly mentioned.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: block diagram, cascade, feedback, input, output, parallel, signal, system theory
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Don Johnson (dhj@rice.edu)
Copyright Holders: Don Johnson (dhj@rice.edu)
Maintainers: Don Johnson (dhj@rice.edu), Roy Ha (rha@alumni.rice.edu), Benjamin Fite (bfite@rice.edu)

Latest version: 2.19 (history)
First publication date: Jun 23, 2000 12:00 am +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 4, 2009 11:19 am +0000

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Version History

Version: 2.19 Jun 4, 2009 11:19 am +0000 by Connexions
Changes:
Modified markup for explicit .eps image reference

Version: 2.18 Apr 19, 2005 3:05 pm +0000 by Charlet Reedstrom
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update to cnxml-0.5, removed mode attribute on math tags

Version: 2.17 Aug 17, 2004 8:39 pm +0000 by Brent Hendricks
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Removed Makefile, updated systemdef.eps

Version: 2.16 Sep 7, 2002 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Fixed simple typos and added links to figures.

Version: 2.15 Jun 18, 2002 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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updated to 4.0
fixed typos
depixelated figures

Version: 2.14 Jun 17, 2002 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Changed module name

Version: 2.13 Apr 2, 2002 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Removed empty cnxn tags.

Version: 2.12 Apr 2, 2002 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Corrected math markup to use ci type fn instead of multiplying brackets to make markup look correct.

Version: 2.11 Sep 11, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by Brent Hendricks
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Converted to CNXML 0.3.5

Version: 2.10 Aug 23, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Made the punctuation display right after closing math tags.

Version: 2.9 Aug 20, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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I re-uploaded all the images and included the eps file for each image.

Version: 2.8 Jul 18, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Fixed id.

Version: 2.7 Jul 17, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Remodularized, minor fixes.

Version: 2.6 May 31, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Cosmetic changes

Version: 2.5 May 30, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Updated webform abstract

Version: 2.4 May 30, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Updated keywords

Version: 2.3 May 29, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Updated to ver 0.3

Version: 2.2 May 29, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Updated abstract

Version: 2.1 May 25, 2001 12:00 am +0000 by (Unknown)
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Updated module from cnxml ver 0.1 to ver 0.3

Version: 2.0 Jun 23, 2000 12:00 am +0000 by Brent Hendricks
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Bumped version to 2.0

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