Principles of Modern Communications Technology

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Here's an easy-to-comprehend book that gives you a complete introduction to communication technologies and systems, offering you a solid understanding of the fundamentals, history and future direction of this ever-changing field. Geared towards non-technical business professionals and students, this unique resource integrates human physiology and factors, important inventors and business people, and basic technological principles to explain the key concepts and developments of modern communications.

...Geared towards non-technical business professionals and students, this unique resource integrates human physiology and factors, important inventors and business people, and basic technological principles to explain the key concepts and developments of modern communications...

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An introduction to communication technologies and systems for business professionals and students, offering a solid understanding of the fundamentals, history, and future direction of the field. Integrates human physiology and factors, important inventors and businesspeople, and basic technological principles to explain key concepts and developments. Structured in a modular format, material covers audio technology, video systems, speech communication systems, and written communication. Noll teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580532846
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Series: Telecommunications Library Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 10.33 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

A. Michael Noll is a professor and former dean at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. Professor Noll is also a senior affiliated research fellow and director of technology research at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia University and has authored eight other books about communication technologies and strategic critical business analysis. He holds an M.E.E. from New York University and a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction.Audio Technology - The Physiology of Human Hearing. Edison's Wonderful Invention:The Phonograph. Sound. Signals. Electricity. Electronics. Digital Audio. Video Technology - Human Vision. Television Basics. Modulation Theory and Radio. Broadcast Television. Color Television. Video Media. Speech Telecommunication - Human Speech. The Telephone. Networks. Transmission Technologies. Switching Systems. Services. Written Communication - Human Written Communication. The Telegraph. The Computer. Computer Hardware. Computer Software. Data Communication. Afterword. Glossary. About the Author. Index

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