Synopses & Reviews
Fundamental communications principles that will keep you on the cutting edgeCommunications technology may come and go, but the ne Fifth Edition of Rodger Ziemer and William Tranter's Principles of Communications: Systems, Modulation, and Noiseequips you with basic principles of communications at the physical layer—principles that will keep you on the cutting edge, regardless of how the technology changes.
Featuring thorough yet concise coverage, chapters gives you the necessary background in signal, system, probability, and random process theory required to understand the analog and digital communications topics covered in the book. You'll also learn about such currently popular topics as cellular radio, spread spectrum, and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing.
Features of the Fifth Edition:
- Thoroughly updated to reflect the state-of-the-art in communications principles.
- Examples throughout the text illustrate key points and show how to apply theory.
- Computational computer examples in each chapter demonstrate how to use computers for calculation of various performance curves.
- Simulation computer examples show how to use the computer as a simulation tool, thereby allowing waveforms, spectra, and performance curves to be generated.
- Chapter summaries provide a concise checklist that will help you review for examinations.
- A wide variety of problems included at the end of each chapter allows you to practice on concepts given in text.
Synopsis
Sections on important areas such as spread spectrum, cellular communications, and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing are provided.
* Computational examples are included, illustrating how to use the computer as a simulation tool, thereby allowing waveforms, spectra, and performance curves to be generated.
* Overviews of the necessary background in signal, system, probability, and random process theory required for the analog and digital communications topics covered in the book.
Synopsis
This updated and revised edition offers a broad yet rigorous introduction to communication theory. Contains an excellent account of noise effects in analog and digital communication systems followed by introductory treatments of detection, estimation, information and coding theory. New to this edition: sections on trellis-coded modulation and carrier reconstruction; material on interference demonstrating the difference between linear and nonlinear systems; updates on optical communication links and feedback channels. Features scores of new examples and problems as well as computer exercises using mathematics packages such as MATLAB? and MathCad? to facilitate students' understanding of concepts and applications.
Table of Contents
Introduction.
Signal and Linear System Analysis.
Basic Modulation Techniques.
Overview of Probability and Random Variables.
Random Signals and Noise.
Noise in Modulation Systems.
Binary Data Transmission.
Advanced Data Communications Topics.
Optimum Receivers and Signal-Space Concepts.
Information Theory and Coding.
Appendix A: Physical Noise Sources.
Appendix B: Jointly Gaussian Random Variables.
Appendix C: Proof of the Narrowband Noise Model.
Appendix D: Zero-Crossing and Origin Encirclement Statistics.
Appendix E: Chi-Square Statistics.
Appendix F: Quantization of Random Processes.
Appendix G: Mathematical and Numeriucal Tables.
Bibliography.
Author Index.
Subject Index.