Fundamentals of telecommunications

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Wiley, Feb 22, 1999 - Education - 676 pages
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Demystifying the technology of telecommunications: a guided tour for the non-engineer

This book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the complex technical world of telecommunications. From bandwidth to data transfer protocol to PSTN, ISDN, PCS, or ATM-widely respected telecommunications expert and author Roger L. Freeman explains it all. He walks the reader through a vast array of current topics, providing an encyclopedic overview of all branches of telecommunications-telephony, data communications, enterprise networks, television transmission, wireless systems, and cellular/personal communication services (PCS). Written for the layperson as well as newcomers to the field, this primer:
* Assumes no mathematical or technical know-how on the part of the reader
* Introduces all topics from the ground up
* Clearly defines all terms, illustrating them with tangible examples
* Features review questions at the end of each chapter, designed to test understanding and reinforce comprehension
* Includes one hundred figures to highlight the text
* Reviews, in three appendices, the most rudimentary of mathematical and electrical concepts, as well as decibels and their applications Fundamentals of Telecommunications allows sales, marketing, and management personnel in the telecommunications industry to better understand the various technical and operational issues that come up in the course of their work. It also gives investors and financiers a basic reference to draw upon when dealing with clients in this rapidly evolving market.

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Contents

Signals Convey Intelligence
21
Quality of Service and Telecommunication Impairments
43
Cornerstones of a Network
57
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About the author (1999)

ROGER L. FREEMAN is founder and principal of Roger Freeman Associates, independent consultants in telecommunications, specializing in system engineering in Hispanic America. In the course of more than 45 years of experience in telecommunications operations, maintenance, and engineering, he has served as principal engineer for advanced system planning at Raytheon Company, technical manager of ITT Marine, Europe, and regional planning expert for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Mr. Freeman is the author of Reference Manual for Telecommunications Engineering, Second Edition; Radio System Design for Telecommunications, Second Edition; Practical Data Communications; Telecommunication System Engineering, Third Edition and Telecommunications Transmission Handbook, Fourth Edition-all published by Wiley. A senior life member of the IEEE, Roger Freeman has lectured at numerous professional conferences and published widely in international telecommunications journals. He gives telecommunications seminars at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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