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Name: Poles and Zeros
ID: m10112
Language: English (en)
Summary: Explains poles and zeros of transfer functions.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: continuous time, discrete time, laplace transform, pole, signals, systems, zero, z transform
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Richard Baraniuk (
Copyright Holders: Richard Baraniuk (
Maintainers: Richard Baraniuk (, Justin Romberg (, Michael Haag (, Mariyah Poonawala (, Prashant Singh (

Latest version: 2.12 (history)
First publication date: Jun 19, 2001 12:00 am -0500
Last revision to module: Oct 1, 2009 3:58 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 2.12 Oct 1, 2009 3:58 pm -0500 by Richard Baraniuk
added google analytics tracking code

Version: 2.11 Jun 23, 2005 4:01 pm -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom
update to cnxml-0.5, move fig into example

Version: 2.10 Jul 9, 2003 2:05 pm -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom

Version: 2.9 Jun 10, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
converted figure files from jpg to png and made needed changes in src in media tag

Version: 2.8 Jun 10, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
converted module to cnxml-0.4, added type=fn to ci where needed, changed markup of negative numbers

Version: 2.7 May 30, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Edited text and reformated layout to match other DSP modules.

Version: 2.6 Nov 20, 2001 12:00 am -0600 by Brent Hendricks
Updated to CNXML 0.3.5

Version: 2.5 Jul 20, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Added jrom as maintainer in database

Version: 2.4 Jun 22, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Changed erroneous minuses back to divides.

Version: 2.3 Jun 21, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Uploaded image.

Version: 2.2 Jun 20, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Fixed some links.

Version: 2.1 Jun 20, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Initial conversion from 0.1

Version: 2.0 Jun 19, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Added initial template for new module m10112

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