This hands on, multi-media package provides a motivating introduction to fundamental concepts, specifically discrete-time systems, for beginning engineering readers. This class-tested learning package can also be used as a self-teaching tool for anyone eager to discover more about DSP applications, multi-media signals, and MATLAB. Presents basic DSP concepts in a clear and intuitive style. Integrated laboratory projects related to music, sound and image processing and new MATLAB functions for basic DSP operations are also included. Appropriate for readers interested in mastering fundamental concepts in today's electrical and computer engineering curriculum.