The study of digital communications is an essential element of the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of present-day electrical and computer engineering programs. This book is appropriate for both levels.
The introductory chapter is motivational, beginning with a brief history of digital communications, and continuing with sections on the communication process, digital communications, multiple-access and multiplexing techniques, and the Internet. Four themes organize the remaining nine chapters of the book.
The first theme of the book provides a detailed exposé of the mathematical underpinnings of digital communications, with continuous mathematics aimed at the communication channel and interfering signals, and discrete mathematics aimed at the transmitter and receiver: