Electronic Communications for Technicians, 2nd Edition
©2006 |Pearson | Out of print
Tom Wheeler, DeVry University
©2006 |Pearson | Out of print
For Electronic Communications courses requiring a comprehensive text with an emphasis on troubleshooting and the practical application of communications principles and concepts.
Written by a technician for technicians, this text fills the gap between communications texts that are either highly mathematical (suitable for engineers) or technically weak (not enough detail for technical students). Using an algebra-based approach that does NOT sacrifice depth of coverage, it uses plain language and an abundance of examples and case studies to explore real circuits, systems, and their troubleshooting.
NEW—Chapters on Telephony/Cellular Networks and Networking Fundamentals — Chapters 14 and 16.
--Helps students to review electronic fundamentals such as decibels and bipolar transistors, and provides them with convenient reference information (such as TCP/UDP well-known port numbers).
Graded examples based on level of difficulty
—Develops complex ideas in a controlled fashion. Each new concept is supported by at least one example, and examples follow a progression from simple to challenging—always emphasizing fundamental ideas.
Real-world case studies—Integrated throughout the text.
Real circuits, systems, and their troubleshooting
— Presents a systematic, three-step, industry-standard method of troubleshooting, and discusses necessary safety procedures where needed.
Instructor's CD Supplement.
NEW–A section in Chapter 1 was added to address digital communications.
NEW–A section in Chapter 2 on “Fourier Analysis” was added at the request of reviewers.
NEW–In Chapter 3, the “Susan and Harry” case study has additional discussion per reviewer request. An additional case study was also added entitled “Restaurant on the Air”.
NEW–Reorganized chapter on Television – Chapter 10 now includes HDTV theory and practice. Additional discussion and figures supporting CCD imager technology is also included.
NEW–Section in Chapter 12 on “Link Budgets” was added.
NEW–Chapters on Telephony/Cellular Networks and Networking Fundamentals – Chapters 14 and 16.
~Helps students to review electronic fundamentals such as decibels and bipolar transistors, and provides them with convenient reference information (such as TCP/UDP well-known port numbers).
Test Item File (online only), 2nd Edition
1. Communication Systems.
2. Signal Analysis.
3. Amplitude Modulation.
4. AM Transmitters.
5. AM Receivers.
6. Single Sideband Systems.
7. Systems for Frequency Generation.
8. Frequency Modulation: Transmission.
9. FM Receivers.
11. Transmission Lines.
12. Antennas and Wave Propagation.
13. Microwave Communication Systems.
14. Telephony and Cellular Networks.
15. Introduction to Data Communications.
16. Networking Fundamentals.
17. The Global Positioning System.
18. Fiber-Optic and Laser Technology.
Appendix A. Decibels.
Appendix B. Bipolar Transistor Fundamentals.
Appendix C. Amateur Radio Communications.
Appendix D. Well Known TCP and UDPPort Numbers.
Appendix E. ASCII, EBCDIC, and Unicode Character Sets.
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