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Digital Signal Processing

Principal lecturer: Dr Markus Kuhn
Taken by: Part II

Past exam questions

This 12-h lecture course is an introduction into Digital Signal Processing, with a particular focus on audio-visual coding techniques, specifically aimed at third-year Computer Science students. Lectures are 2006 November 3 to 29 (M/W/Fr), 10:00–11:00 in Lecture Theatre 2.

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Study materials


Problems in the printed handouts that are fixed in the above PDFs:

  • DSP slide 31: the footnote should of course read “j2 = −1” (the minus was missing)
  • DSP slides 86, 87, 89: Missing scale factor added to formula for h
  • DSP slide 96: In the first sum, ak should read al
  • DSP slide 111: Exercise 15 refers to exercise 14 (not 10)
  • DSP slide 112: “nominator” should read “numerator”
  • DSP slide 162: “final output of the DFT” should read “final output of the DWT”
  • DSP slides 146, 170–172: colour-space diagrams are hardly meaningful on a black-and-white printout; best view the PDF on a colour display
  • DSP slide 192: “wavelength transform” should read “wavelet transform”

Special thanks to Robert Furber, Anton Lokhmotov, Christian Richardt, and Sergei Skorobogatov for feedback.

Demonstration and exercise materials

The material on audio-visual coding (last 4 lectures) was presented in previous years as part of the Part II Information Theory and Coding course. Therefore, exam questions 2003 Paper 7 Question 8 (a), 2004 Paper 7 Question 8 (c,d), 2004 Paper 8 Question 10 (c), and 2005 Paper 8 Question 10 (d) of that course are also related to material now covered in Part II DSP.

Solution notes

[Available to Part II students sometimes after end of lectures.]

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