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Chapter 5: Linear Systems

Examples of Linear and Nonlinear Systems

Table 5-1 provides examples of common linear and nonlinear systems. As you go through the lists, keep in mind the mathematician's view of linearity (homogeneity, additivity, and shift invariance), as well as the informal way most scientists and engineers use (static linearity and sinusoidal fidelity).

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