The book is designed to be an introduction to the theory, and a compelling collection of real engineering applications, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and applied mathematics. The book is also a reference resource for mathematicians, researchers, and engineers. The book is self-contained, with detailed appendices to cover all the major tools used in the book, and over 60 figures.

The table of contents, Chapter 0 (Introduction/Preface), and Chapter 1, together with a unique cover that is not part of the published book, are available as a PostScript or PDF file.

Adam Shwartz is with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Alan Weiss is a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ.

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