Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems

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Oxford University Press, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 1004 pages
An ideal first text on communication systems in electrical engineering, Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems is now in its fourth edition. Retaining the superb pedagogical style of the first three editions, the authors first introduce the fundamentals of signals and systems and core communication topics; they then present the tools essential to the design and analysis of digital communications. Featuring a seamless blend of mathematics and heuristics, carefully crafted examples to clarify mathematical abstractions, and new and updated MATLAB exercises, this text provides a thorough coverage of modern communication system theory and application that is easily accessible to students.

Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems is suitable for students with or without prior knowledge of probability theory. Only after laying a solid foundation in how communication systems work do the authors delve into analyses of communication systems that require probability theory and random processes. Revised, expanded, and updated throughout, the fourth edition reflects the many technological advances in the field, such as OFDM and CDMA, pervasive communication applications such as cellular systems, wireless LAN systems, and DSL modem technology services.


* Flexible organization (outlined in the preface) that accommodates a variety of course structures, including one-semester, two-semester, one-quarter, and two-quarter
* Accessible to students with no background in probability theory
* Abundant real-world examples that are applicable to students' everyday lives
* Gives intuitive insights--rather than just proofs--wherever possible, as well as heuristic explanations of theoretical results

A solutions manual is available for adopting professors.

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ideality comes through B.P.Lathi's book gave an auspicious guideline to study communications.. Thank you

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One of the most theoretical, ivory tower, poorly written, pieces of hand waving garbage I have ever read. Nothing but block diagrams, no circuits, vast errors, sparse examples and no solutions to problems. There isn't one single legitimate electronic circuit in the ENTIRE text. Forget about Colpitts oscillators, you wont find even a diode envelope detector. Lots of blocks that say "VCO" which means as a text for Electrical Engineers interested in circuit design, this is absolutely worthless. I don't believe the authors actually know anything about communication circuit design. Further the language is stilted and obtuse, not pedagogical. This is a good fireplace book, if you use it for kindling. 

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About the author (2009)

B.P. Lathi has retired from California State University, Sacramento. Zhi Ding is a Professor at the University of California, Davis.

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