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Overview

Electronic Communications: A Systems Approach provides a comprehensive overview of wireless and wired, analog and digital electronic communications technologies at the systems level. The authors’ carefully crafted narrative structure helps readers put the many facts and concepts encountered in the study of communications technologies into a larger, coherent whole. Topics covered include modulation, communications circuits, transmitters and receivers, digital communications techniques (including digital modulation and demodulation), telephone and wired computer networks, wireless communications systems (both short range and wide area), transmission lines, wave propagation, antennas, waveguides and radar, and fiber-optic systems.  The math analysis strikes a middle ground between the calculus-intensive communications texts intended for four-year BSEE programs and the math-avoidance path followed by some texts intended for two-year programs.

Table of contents

1. Fundamental Communications Concepts

2. Amplitude Modulation

3. Angle Modulation

4. Communications Circuits

5. Transmitters

6. Receivers

7. Digital Communications Techniques

8. Digital Modulation and Demodulation

9. Telephone Networks

10. Wireless Communications Systems

11. Computer Communication and the Internet

12. Transmission Lines

13. Wave Propagation

14. Antennas

15. Waveguides and Radar

16. Fiber Optics

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