About the Book :
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.
Interesting Facts :
Includes a new chapter on the representation of signals and systems. Integrates numerous examples and MATLAB experiments to make the material easier to understand. Offers a more refined look at the design of digital communication receivers. Examines the important facets of pulse amplitude modulation and pulse-code modulation. Discusses digital satellite communications and digital wireless communications.
Introduction.Fourier Representation of Signals and Systems.Amplitude Modulation.Angle Modulation.Pulse Modulation: Transition from Analog to Digital Communications.Baseband Data Transmission.Digital Band-Pass Modulation Techniques.Random Signals and Noise.Noise in Analog Communications.Noise in Digital Communications.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 Error Function.Appendix 5: Schwarz's Inequality.Appendix 6: Mathematical Tables.Appendix 7: MATLAB Scripts for Computer Experiments to Problems in Chapters 7-10.Appendix 8: Answers to Drill Problems.Glossary.Bibliography.Index.
About the Author :
Simon Haykin, PhD, is University Professor and Director of the Adaptive Systems Laboratory at McMaster University.