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Get a Solid Account of Physical Layer Communications Theory, Illustrated with Numerous Interactive MATLAB Mini-Projects

You can rely on Fundamentals of Communications Systems for a solid introduction to physical layer communications theory, filled with modern implementations and MATLAB examples. This state-of-the-art guide covers essential theory and current engineering practice, carefully explaining the real-world tradeoffs necessary among performance, spectral efficiency, and complexity.

Written by an award-winning communications expert, the book first takes readers through analog communications basics, amplitude modulations, analog angle modulation, and random processes. This essential resource then explains noise in bandpass communications systems…bandpass Gaussian random processes…digital communications basics…complexity of optimum demodulation…spectrally efficient data transmission...and more. Fundamentals of Communications Systems features:

  • A modern approach to communications theory, reflecting current engineering applications
  • Numerous MATLAB problems integrated throughout, with software available for download
  • Detailed coverage of tradeoffs among performance, spectral efficiency,
    and complexity in engineering design
  • Text written in four parts for easy modular presentation

Inside This On-Target Communications Engineering Tool

• Mathematical Foundations • Analog Communications Basics • Amplitude Modulations • Analog Angle Modulation • More Topics in Analog Communications • Random Processes • Noise in Bandpass Communications Systems • Bandpass Gaussian Random Processes • Digital Communications Basics • Optimal Single Bit Demodulation Structures • Transmitting More than One Bit • Complexity of Optimum Demodulation • Spectrally Efficient Data Transmission

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071482806
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/30/2007
  • Series: Communications Engineering Ser.
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Fitz is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles and is a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Mathematical Foundations

Chapter 2: Analog Communications Basics

Chapter 3: Amplitude Modulations

Chapter 4: Analog Angle Modulation

Chapter 5: More Topics in Analog Communications

Chapter 6: Random Processes

Chapter 7: Noise in Bandpass Communications Systems

Chapter 8: Bandpass Guassian Random Processes

Chapter 9: Digital Communications Basics

Chapter 10: Optimal Single Bit Demodulation Structures

Chapter 11: Transmitting More than One Bit

Chapter 12: Complexity of Optimum Demodulation

Chapter 13: Spectrally Efficient Data Transmission

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