ISBN-10:
013035483X
ISBN-13:
9780130354839
Pub. Date:
04/01/2002
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Multimedia and Information Engineering, Preliminary Version / Edition 1

Multimedia and Information Engineering, Preliminary Version / Edition 1

by Geoffrey C. Orsak, Yoder, Wood, Treichler, Munson

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Overview

This book focuses on the math and science fundamentals of the information revolution and shows readers how engineers create and design the technology around them. Applications are drawn from a wide array of modern devices and systems seen today. Chapter topics include the world of modern engineering, creating digital music, designing digital instruments, making digital images, math you can see, digitizing the world, networks and the Internet, compressing information, correcting digital errors, keeping data private, digital processing of signals, communication channels, the wireless world, bandwidth, designing networks, and hardware for digital storage and imaging. For individuals trying to realize the relevance of technology in the 21st century and related career opportunities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130354839
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Pages: 712
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 10.84(h) x 1.52(d)

Read an Excerpt

The Infinity Project is an innovative nationwide program sponsored by the Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Texas Instruments and designed by leading college engineering professors, in cooperation with education experts. The Project introduces state-of-the-art engineering and advanced technology covering a wide variety of topics relevant to Internet technologies, entertainment, medicine, and communications. In a world in which engineering and technology have become an integral part of our lives, The Infinity Project reaches out to students and affords them the opportunity to understand the relevance of technology in the 21st century and realize the career opportunities ahead of them.

The Infinity Project offers a complete turn-key solution for effectively and easily implementing engineering and technology in standard curricula today: innovative curricular content, comprehensive teacher training, high-tech lab equipment, an outstanding supplements package and online Web support.

CURRICULUM

The curriculum is covered in a year-long class. The team of curriculum designers and advisors includes leaders in engineering research and education drawn from academia, industry, and government. This group contains five past Presidents of major technical societies, two Presidents and past Presidents of universities, one of the Department of Defense's leaders in technology, science, and engineering, and two engineering Department Chairs.

STUDENT PREREQUISITES

The Infinity Project engineering curriculum has been designed for students who have completed mathematicsthrough a second course in algebra (Algebra II), and who have had a least one laboratory science course. These prerequisites will allow students to see firsthand the applications of math and science to engineering and technology early enough in their studies to allow them to pursue more advanced courses, and to begin to consider future careers in technology. The class focuses on the math and science fundamentals of the information revolution and teaches students how engineers create and design the technology around them. Applications are drawn from a wide array of modern devices and systems seen today.

PRELIMINARY COPY

This preliminary copy of Multimedia And Information Engineering covers the required curriculum for the program. The final edition is now in development and will be available soon. The material in this preliminary version has been used in schools countrywide.

PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES

  • Notes and facts in the margins emphasize important points and interesting facts
  • VAB computer-based designs and experiments are boxed throughout the text with icons in the margins for easy location
  • Hundreds of 4-color illustrations
  • Interesting applications boxed
  • End of chapter exercises
  • Challenging assignments

We have attempted to utilize many hands-on experiments to demonstrate the basic concepts described in the textbook. Each experiment is based on the VABTM graphical software interface and utilizes the DSP hardware in the Infinity Technology Kit. Nearly all of the experiments and designs include video, audio, or graphics that are fun for both students and teachers.

SUPPLEMENTS

The Infinity Project supplements offer comprehensive additional resources and classroom support. The supplements are available through the Infinity Project:

  • Instructor's manual including sample syllabi
  • PowerPoint lecture notes for each chapter
  • Laboratory Manual
  • Lab Exercise Handouts
  • Test Item File
  • Infinity Technology Kit

Please contact The Infinity Project at ipmail@infinity-project.org for more details, or visit The Infinity Project Web site.

WEB SITE

The Infinity Project Web site provides ongoing classroom support and resources:

  • Curriculum Updates
  • Links to Interesting Web Sites
  • VAB Experiments and Updates
  • Student and Faculty VAB Worksheet Submissions
  • Discussion Groups
  • Training Materials
  • Installation and Support of the Infinity Technology Kit

INFINITY TECHNOLOGY KIT

The Infinity Technology Kit is a multimedia hardware and software system for converting standard PCs into easy-to-use modern engineering design environments with a wide array of sophisticated capabilities. These capabilities bring to life the engineering concepts taught in The Infinity Project's engineering curriculum. The pre-designed lab experiments that come with the software allow students to see firsthand the full range of engineering experiences of envisioning, designing, and testing modern technology. The technology used in the Infinity Technology Kit is based upon Texas Instruments' advanced Digital Signal Processor (DSP) chips and a new and innovative graphical programming environment, called Visual Application Builder, designed and developed by one of The Infinity Project's partners, Hyperception.

Table of Contents

1. The World of Modern Engineering.
Who Created All This Great Stuff? Scientists and Engineers. Birth of the Digital Age. Moore's Law. Engineering Design and the Infinity Technology Kit.

2. Creating Digital Music.
Sound Synthesis. Waveform Synthesis. Additive Synthesis. Midi and Spectrograms.

3. Designing Digital Instruments.
Physical Modeling. Sound Effects. Speakers and Microphones.

4. Making Digital Images.
Problem: How to Convince Your Skeptical Friends that You Really Were There? Digitizing Images. Putting it Together.

5. Math You Can See.
Do I Have To Do That? Matrix Formulation of Digital Image Processing. Preprocessing of Digital Images. Putting the Pieces Together.

6. Digitizing the World.
Digital Yearbook. Representation of Information as Numbers. Sampling Rate for Waveforms, Images & Video. Storage Devices and Bits. Binary Number Representation. The ASCII Code. Quantization of Signal Samples. Quantization Noise. Design of the Digital Yearbook.

7. Communicating with Ones and Zeros.
A Simple Communications System. Sources of Error in a Communications System. The Craft of Engineering—Improving the Design. Extending Our Reach. Other Transmission Channels.

8. Networks and the Internet.
Combining Communications Links to Build a Network. The Relay and its BasicOperation. The Internet. Issues in the Design of a New Network.

9. Compressing Information.
Introduction to Codes and Coding. Introduction to Compression. Lossless Compression. Lossy Compression. Additional Topics.

10. Correcting Digital Errors.
Introduction to Coding for Error Correction. Error Detection and Correction.

11. Keeping Data Private.
Introduction to Coding for Secrecy. Simple Encryption Methods. Public Key Cryptography.

12. Digital Processing of Signals.
Frequency Response of a Filter. Digital Filtering. Simple Digital Filters. Better Filters—The Complexity/Quality Tradeoff. Echo Cancellation.

13. Communication Channels.
The Transmission Channel. How is Digital Data Conveyed. The Art of Signal Detection. Multiplexing—Sharing the Transmission Medium to Increase Data Rates.

14. The Wireless World.
The Structure of a Radio Communications System. The Wavelength of an Electromagnetic Wave. The Design of Antennas. Considerations in the Design of Radio Systems.

15. Bandwidth.
Making Efficient Use of Bandwidth. Maximizing the Data Rate. Maximizing the Transmission Rate.

16. Designing Networks.
Performance Issues. Improving the Probability of Accurate Delivery. Issues in the Design of a New Network.

17. Hardware for Digital Storage.
A Brief history of Physical Storage. Optical Discs. Magnetic Storage. Memory Chips.

18. Hardware for Digital Imaging.
Image Sensors. Displaying Digitized Images.

Preface

The Infinity Project is an innovative nationwide program sponsored by the Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Texas Instruments and designed by leading college engineering professors, in cooperation with education experts. The Project introduces state-of-the-art engineering and advanced technology covering a wide variety of topics relevant to Internet technologies, entertainment, medicine, and communications. In a world in which engineering and technology have become an integral part of our lives, The Infinity Project reaches out to students and affords them the opportunity to understand the relevance of technology in the 21st century and realize the career opportunities ahead of them.

The Infinity Project offers a complete turn-key solution for effectively and easily implementing engineering and technology in standard curricula today: innovative curricular content, comprehensive teacher training, high-tech lab equipment, an outstanding supplements package and online Web support.

CURRICULUM

The curriculum is covered in a year-long class. The team of curriculum designers and advisors includes leaders in engineering research and education drawn from academia, industry, and government. This group contains five past Presidents of major technical societies, two Presidents and past Presidents of universities, one of the Department of Defense's leaders in technology, science, and engineering, and two engineering Department Chairs.

STUDENT PREREQUISITES

The Infinity Project engineering curriculum has been designed for students who have completed mathematics through a second coursein algebra (Algebra II), and who have had a least one laboratory science course. These prerequisites will allow students to see firsthand the applications of math and science to engineering and technology early enough in their studies to allow them to pursue more advanced courses, and to begin to consider future careers in technology. The class focuses on the math and science fundamentals of the information revolution and teaches students how engineers create and design the technology around them. Applications are drawn from a wide array of modern devices and systems seen today.

PRELIMINARY COPY

This preliminary copy of Multimedia And Information Engineering covers the required curriculum for the program. The final edition is now in development and will be available soon. The material in this preliminary version has been used in schools countrywide.

PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES

  • Notes and facts in the margins emphasize important points and interesting facts
  • VAB computer-based designs and experiments are boxed throughout the text with icons in the margins for easy location
  • Hundreds of 4-color illustrations
  • Interesting applications boxed
  • End of chapter exercises
  • Challenging assignments

We have attempted to utilize many hands-on experiments to demonstrate the basic concepts described in the textbook. Each experiment is based on the VABTM graphical software interface and utilizes the DSP hardware in the Infinity Technology Kit. Nearly all of the experiments and designs include video, audio, or graphics that are fun for both students and teachers.

SUPPLEMENTS

The Infinity Project supplements offer comprehensive additional resources and classroom support. The supplements are available through the Infinity Project:

  • Instructor's manual including sample syllabi
  • PowerPoint lecture notes for each chapter
  • Laboratory Manual
  • Lab Exercise Handouts
  • Test Item File
  • Infinity Technology Kit

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