Electronic Communications: Principles and Systems / Edition 1

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This book develops a solid understanding of the general principles that govern all communications systems. Topics include traditional analog communication techniques such as AM and FM, modern digital systems, radar, wireless, networking, consumer communications systems, and many other areas. Practical applications are stressed with an emphasis on signal processing at a systems level, in order to provide a better background for readers as technology advances and new integrated circuits become available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418000035
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/22/2005
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,291,810
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

William D. Stanley is an Eminent Professor Emeritus at Old Dominion University and was a recipient of the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and the Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University. All degrees were in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Stanley is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE and Life Member of ASEE.

John M. Jeffords retired from the United States Navy after twenty-four years as an air crewman and aircraft maintenance officer. While attending law school at the College of William and Mary he started teaching electrical engineering technology courses at Old Dominion University and continued to do so after passing the bar and commencing his law practice. After several years he decided he preferred teaching to practicing law, and taught electrical engineering technology and information technology courses for fifteen years.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. General Overview Chapter 2. Spectral Analysis I: Fourier Series Chapter 3. Spectral Analysis II: Fourier Transforms and Pulse Spectra Chapter 4. Communication Filters and Signal Transmission Chapter 5. Frequency Generation and Translation Chapter 6. Amplitude Modulation Methods Chapter 7. Angle Modulation Methods Chapter 8. Pulse Modulation and Time-Division Multiplexing Chapter 9. Digital Communications I: Binary Systems Chapter 10. Digital Communications II: M-Ary Systems Chapter 11. Computer Data Communication Chapter 12. Noise in Communication Systems Chapter 13. Performance of Modulation Systems With Noise Chapter 14. Transmission Lines and Waves Chapter 15. Antennas Chapter 16. Communication Link Analysis and Design Chapter 17. Satellite Communication Chapter 18. Data Network Communications Basics Chapter 19. Wireless Network Communication Chapter 20. Fiber Optical Communications Systems Chapter 21. Consumer Communication Systems

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