An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications / Edition 2

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The second edition of this accessible book provides readers with an introductory treatment of communication theory as applied to the transmission of information-bearing signals. While it covers analog communications, the emphasis is placed on digital technology. It begins by presenting the functional blocks that constitute the transmitter and receiver of a communication system. Readers will next learn about electrical noise and then progress to multiplexing and multiple access techniques.

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A textbook for upper level undergraduate students. Examines communication theory as applied to the transmission of information- bearing signals. Treatment is self-contained, with worked-out examples to support the theory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471432227
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/10/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 540
  • Sales rank: 1,113,561
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

SIMON HAYKIN,PhD, is University Professor and Director of the AdaptiveSystems Laboratory at McMaster University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Fourier Representation of Signals and Systems.

Chapter 3. Amplitude Modulation.

Chapter 4. Angle Modulation.

Chapter 5. Pulse Modulation: Transition from Analog to DigitalCommunications.

Chapter 6. Baseband Data Transmission.

Chapter 7. Digital Band-Pass Modulation Techniques.

Chapter 8. Random Signals and Noise.

Chapter 9. Noise in Analog Communications.

Chapter 10. Noise in Digital Communications.

Chapter 11. System and Noise Calculations.

Appendix 1: Power Ratios and Decibel.

Appendix 2: Fourier Series.

Appendix 3: Bessel Functions.

Appendix 4: The Q-Function and Its Relationship to the ErrorFunction.

Appendix 5: Schwarz's Inequality.

Appendix 6: Mathematical Tables.

Appendix 7: MATLAB Scripts for Computer Experiments to Problemsin Chapters 7-10.

Appendix 8: Answers to Drill Problems.




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