The book covers resource optimization for multimedia cloud computing—a key technical challenge in adopting cloud computing for various digital media applications. It describes several important new technologies in cloud computing and digital media, including query processing, semantic classification, music retrieval, mobile multimedia, and video transcoding. The book also illustrates the profound impact of emerging health-care and educational applications of cloud computing.
Covering an array of state-of-the-art research topics, this book will help you understand the techniques and applications of cloud computing, the interaction/reaction of mobile devices, and digital media/data processing and communication.
Telecom 101 covers the core knowledge set required in the telecommunications business today: the technologies, the players, the products and services, jargon and buzzwords, and most importantly, the underlying ideas... and how it all fits together.
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Covering all major topics, we begin with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), then
• progress in a logical order, building one concept on top of another,
• from voice and data fundamentals to digital, packets, IP and Ethernet, VoIP,
• fiber and wireless, DSL and cable, routers and networks, MPLS, ISPs and CDNs,
• and finish with the Brave New World of IP Telecom, where voice, data and video are the same thing.
• An invaluable day-to-day reference handbook
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• Up-to-date: published 2016
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• An economical and convenient way to self-study
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• The Certification Study Guide for the prestigious Telecommunications Certification Organization (TCO) Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) telecommunications certification.
Written by our top instructor, Eric Coll, M.Eng., Telecom 101 contain 35 years of knowledge and learning distilled and organized into an invaluable study guide and practical day-to-day reference for non-engineers.
Looking through the chapter list and detailed outline below, you'll see that many chapters of Telecom 101 are like self-contained reference books on specific topics, like the PSTN, IP, LANs, MPLS and cellular.
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Telecom 101 is composed of three parts: Fundamentals of Telecommunications, Telecommunications Technologies, and the IP Telecommunications Network.
PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
2 FUNDAMENTALS OF TELEPHONY
4 THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
We begin with the fundamentals of telephony and the telephone network – the basis for understanding everything else.
First is the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN): loops and trunks, circuit-switching, analog, the voiceband and Plain Ordinary Telephone Service (POTS). Plus, new for the fourth edition: Voice over IP (VoIP) is now part of the fundamentals.
Next is switching, starting with traditional telephone switches: Centrex, PBX and PBX trunks, and how that relates to the newer ideas of softswitches, Hosted PBX and SIP trunking.
This part is completed with a chapter on the telecommunications business: Local Exchange Carriers and Inter-Exchange Carriers, ILECs and CLECs, the main players and how carriers interconnect.
PART II TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES
6 TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
7 THE NETWORK CLOUD AND SERVICE PROVISIONING
8 FIBER OPTICS
9 DSL AND CABLE MODEMS: LAST MILE ON COPPER
The second part is devoted to telecommunications technologies: the actual methods used to implement circuits and services.
We begin with digital: what digital is, how voice and video are digitized, and how digitized information is actually transmitted.
The next chapter is transmission systems: the high-capacity systems developed to carry many users’ traffic. This starts with the installed base of channelized systems, the hierarchy of DS0, DS1 and DS3 rates and an overview of T1, T3, SONET and ISDN.
Then our attention turns to the new generation packetized systems, introducing the concepts of overbooking and bandwidth on demand instead of channels, how this is implemented with frames and packets, coexistence and transition from channels to packets.
Then we understand the “Network Cloud”, how services are actually implemented, the three basic types of services and the equipment used for each.
Completing this part are chapters on the technologies used to implement the network:
Fiber Optics, including fundamentals of fiber, wave-division multiplexing, the network core, Metropolitan Area Networks, Passive Optical Networks and fiber to the premise.
Last Mile on Copper: DSL and Cable Modems, including fundamentals of modems, DSLAMs, VDSL, broadband and cable modems.
Wireless, concentrating on mobile communications: cellular and mobility concepts, the technologies TDMA, CDMA and OFDM, the generations from 1G to 4G, and the systems GSM, UMTS, 1X and LTE. This chapter is completed with WiFi and satellite.
PART III THE IP PACKET-SWITCHED TELECOM NETWORK (IP-PSTN)
11 "DATA" COMMUNICATIONS CONCEPTS
12 CODING, FRAMES AND PACKETS
13 THE OSI LAYERS AND PROTOCOL STACKS
14 ETHERNET, LANS AND VLANS
15 IP NETWORKS, ROUTERS AND ADDRESSES
16 MPLS AND CARRIER NETWORKS
17 THE INTERNET
18 WRAPPING UP
The third part of Telecom 101 is dedicated to the new-generation IP telecommunications network.
We begin by understanding how convergence was achieved by treating voice and video like data – then accordingly, cover the fundamentals of what used to be called “data communications”: DTEs, DCEs, LANs and WANs and the crucial concepts of packets and frames.
There are so many functions that need to be performed to implement phone calls, television, web browsing, email and everything else over the IP network, a structure is necessary to be able to identify and discuss separate issues separately. For this purpose, there is a chapter on the OSI Reference Model and its layers, identifying what the layers are, examples of protocols for each layer and how they work together in a protocol stack.
Then we begin moving up the layers. The next chapter is on Ethernet, LANs and VLANs (Layer 2), including MAC addresses and MAC frames, LAN cables, Optical Ethernet, LAN switches and how VLANs are used to separate traffic.
The next chapter is all about IP (Layer 3): how routers implement the network, routing tables, IP addresses, subnets, IPv4 address classes, static addresses, dynamic addresses and DHCP; public addresses, private addresses and NAT; and an overview of IP version 6.
On a real-world telecom network, a traffic management system is required. This is implemented with a technique called in general virtual circuits, and in particular with MPLS. The next chapter in the book covers the fundamentals, briefly reviews legacy technologies X.25, Frame Relay and ATM, then focuses on MPLS and how it is used to implement VPNs, Class of Service, service integration and traffic aggregation.
The last main chapter is on the Internet: its origins, what an ISP is and how an ISP connects to the rest of the Internet via transit and peering, the web, the Domain Name System, HTML and HTTP, SSL, MIME and base- 64 encoding for email, Internet telephony and Internet VPNs vs. business customer “MPLS service”.
The final chapter is a summary and wrap-up, covering technology deployment from the top down, useful reference charts listing all of the technologies, standard network designs and ending with a look at The Future.
Telecommunications technology is in constant change – and some technologies that used to be of prime importance are not so important today, and so have been moved from the main part of the book into appendices.
The very last part of the book provides a comprehensive list decoding mainstream acronyms and abbreviations used in telecom.
A ALL ABOUT T1
B LEGACY VOICE SERVICES AND JARGON
C ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
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In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium the company was a commercial disaster. Only months after launching service, it was $11 billion in debt, burning through $100 million a month and crippled by baroque rate plans and agreements that forced calls through Moscow, Beijing, Fucino, Italy, and elsewhere. Bankruptcy was inevitable—the largest to that point in American history. And when no real buyers seemed to materialize, it looked like Iridium would go down as just a “science experiment.”
That is, until Dan Colussy got a wild idea. Colussy, a former head of Pan-Am now retired and working on his golf game in Palm Beach, heard about Motorola’s plans to “de-orbit” the system and decided he would buy Iridium and somehow turn around one of the biggest blunders in the history of business.
Impeccably researched and wonderfully told, Eccentric Orbits is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of technological achievement, business failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time.
“Deep reporting put forward with epic intentions . . . a story that soars and jumps and dives and digresses . . . [A] big, gutsy, exciting book.” —The Wall Street Journal, “A Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016”
“Spellbinding . . . A tireless researcher, Bloom delivers a superlative history . . . A tour de force.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Study Guide is the ultimate preparation resource for the CWNA exam. Fully updated to align with the latest version of the exam, this book features expert coverage of all exam objectives to help you internalize essential information. A pre-assessment test reveals what you already know, allowing you to focus your study time on areas in need of review, while hands-on exercises allow you to practice applying CWNA concepts to real-world scenarios. Expert-led discussion breaks complex topics down into easily-digestible chucks to facilitate clearer understanding, and chapter review questions help you gauge your progress along the way. You also get a year of free access to the Sybex online interactive learning environment, which features additional resources and study aids including bonus practice exam questions.
The CWNA exam tests your knowledge of regulations and standards, protocols and devices, network implementation, security, and RF site surveying. Thorough preparation gives you your best chance of passing, and this book covers it all with a practical focus that translates to real on-the-job skills.Study 100% of the objectives for Exam CWNA-107 Assess your practical skills with hands-on exercises Test your understanding with challenging chapter tests Access digital flashcards, white papers, bonus practice exams, and more
The CWNA certification is a de facto standard for anyone working with wireless technology. It shows employers that you have demonstrated competence in critical areas, and have the knowledge and skills to perform essential duties that keep their wireless technology functioning and safe. The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Study Guide gives you everything you need to pass the exam with flying colors.
With this book, you will be able to:Identify the relevant solutions to secure the infrastructure Construct policies that provide flexibility to the users so to ensure productivity Deploy effective defenses against the ever evolving web threats Implement solutions that are compliant to relevant rules and regulations Offer insight to developers who are building new security solutions and products
The book has been written with intent to grasp the basic understanding of theoretical as well as practical aspects of electromagnetic wave propagation and antenna engineering. The text has been aptly scripted considering the requirements of average students who can easily grasp and comprehend the basics of wave propagation and radiation mechanism of varieties of antennas coupled with their critical functionalities, utilities, advantages/disadvantages without any external assistance of teachers or other reference books. The book broaches very well on practical methods of parametric measurements of antenna with right measuring test equipment and associated tools. The last chapter of the book is dedicated to advance technology adopted in design and development of modern antenna.
• A fairly large number of well labelled diagrams to provide practical understanding of the concepts.
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• Chapter summary highlights important points for quick recap and revision before examination.
• Well-crafted multiple choice questions with answers at the end of each chapter to stimulate thought process and prepare better for viva-voce and competitive examinations.
• Appropriate number of unsolved numerical problems with answers to improve problem solving skill of students.
Qing Li and Yiu-Wing Mai are both professors at the University of Sydney, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.
This two-volume series covers a wide spectrum of the IPv6 technology, help the readers establish solid and empirical understanding on IPv6 and the KAME reference implementation paralleled by none.
Key Features:Extensive code listings with meticulous line-by-line explanation of rationale and use for KAME snapshot implementations on advanced IPv6 related protocols, including: Unicast and multicast routing and DNS client based on KAME snapshot dated April 2003, which are a base of more recent versions of BSD variantsMobile IPv6 based on KAME snapshot dated July 2004, a predecessor version of the "SHISA" implementationDHCPv6 based on KAME snapshot dated May 2005, a base of the WIDE-DHCPv6 implementation available at SourceForge todayNumerous diagrams and illustrations help in visualizing the implementationIn-depth discussion of the standards provides intrinsic understanding of the specificationsAn introduction to the IP security protocols along with the use of the racoon key exchange daemonTwo CD-ROMs filled with the complete KAME IPv6 protocol stack and FreeBSD softwareThe only authoritative reference "cookbook" for anyone interested in advanced IPv6 topics and protocolsLine-by-line walk through of real code helps the reader master IPv6 implementationComprehensive in scope, based on a working standard, and thoroughly illustrated to bring the protocols alive
http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780750685184 for full-color Smith Charts and extra content!Completely updated but still contains its classic timeless informationTwo NEW chapters on RF Front-End Design and RF Design ToolsNot overly math intensive, perfect for the working RF and digital professional that need to build analog-RF-Wireless circuits
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Offers the first thorough comparative account of recent research into the emerging global phenomenon of cyberbullying Provides an international perspective on the prevalence and nature of cyberbullying Presents recent authoritative research within a critical perspective, drawing out theoretical and practical implications for policy and practice May be used to help design intervention, evaluation, and policy strategies for effective efforts to combat the international phenomenon of cyberbullying
Included is a detailed description of the NR physical-layer structure and higher-layer protocols, RF and spectrum aspects and co-existence and interworking with LTE. The book provides a good understanding of NR and the different NR technology components, giving insight into why a certain solution was selected.
Content includes:Key radio-related requirements of NR, design principles, technical featuresDetails of basic NR transmission structure, showing where it has been inherited from LTE and where it deviates from it, and the reasons whyNR Multi-antenna transmission functionalityDetailed description of the signals and functionality of the initial NR access, including signals for synchronization and system information, random access and pagingLTE/NR co-existence in the same spectrum, the benefits of their interworking as one systemThe different aspects of mobility in NR RF requirements for NR will be described both for BS and UE, both for the legacy bands and for the new mm-wave bandsGives a concise and accessible explanation of the underlying technology and standards for 5G NR radio-access technologyProvides detailed description of the NR physical-layer structure and higher-layer protocols, RF and spectrum aspects and co-existence and interworking with LTEGives insight not only into the details of the NR specification but also an understanding of why certain solutions look like they do
This book covers the IPv6 host mobility protocol known as "mobile IPv6" and begins with a basic description of mobile IPv6 and then details protocol specifications and data structures as well as actual implementation. A sample configuration for a real Mobile IPv6 operation is provided at the end of the book.Provides a detailed introduction to the IETF Mobile IPv6 standardIncludes extensive line-by-line code sets with meticulous explanations of their implementationNumerous diagrams and illustrations to help in visualizing the implementation
The 38 revised full papers and 22 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 152 submissions. The book offers topical sections on Web mining, text mining, applications and tools, concept hierarchies, feature selection, interestingness, sequence mining, spatial and temporal mining, association mining, classification and rule induction, clustering, and advanced topics and new methods.
Consumers create a data trail by tapping their phones; businesses can tap into this trail to harness the power of the more than three trillion dollar mobile economy. According to Anindya Ghose, a global authority on the mobile economy, this two-way exchange can benefit both customers and businesses. In Tap, Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers.
Drawing on his extensive research in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and on a variety of real-world examples from companies including Alibaba, China Mobile, Coke, Facebook, SK Telecom, Telefónica, and Travelocity, Ghose describes some intriguingly contradictory consumer behavior: people seek spontaneity, but they are predictable; they find advertising annoying, but they fear missing out; they value their privacy, but they increasingly use personal data as currency. When mobile advertising is done well, Ghose argues, the smartphone plays the role of a personal concierge—a butler, not a stalker.
Ghose identifies nine forces that shape consumer behavior, including time, crowdedness, trajectory, and weather, and he examines these how these forces operate, separately and in combination. With Tap, he highlights the true influence mobile wields over shoppers, the behavioral and economic motivations behind that influence, and the lucrative opportunities it represents. In a world of artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, wearable technologies, smart homes, and the Internet of Things, the future of the mobile economy seems limitless.
Users will learn how cellular systems work and how they can be designed to cater to challenging new requirements that are emerging in the telecom industry, what the physical layers and procedures in idle and connected mode look like in EC-GSM-IoT, LTE-M, and NB-IoT, and what the expected performance of these new systems is in terms of expected coverage, battery lifetime, data throughput, access delay time and device cost.
Learn:How cellular systems work, and how they can be designed to cater for challenging new requirements emerging in the telecom industry. How the physical layers and the procedures in idle and connected mode look like in EC-GSM-IoT, LTE-M, and NB-IoT. What the expected performance of these new systems is in terms of expected coverage, battery lifetime, data throughput, access delay time, and device cost. How the Low-Power-Wide-Area IoT market segment looks like and how different available solutions compare in terms of performance and compatibility with already existing radio networks. What system capacity and network level performance can be achieved when deploying these new systems, and in addition what deployment options are possible. Provides a detailed introduction to the EC-GSM-IoT, LTE-M and NB-IoT technologiesPresents network performance of the 3GPP cellular technologies, along with an analysis of the performance of non-cellular alternatives operating in unlicensed spectrumIncludes prediction of true performance levels using state-of-the-art simulation models developed in the 3GPP standardization process
By one expert s prediction, within twenty years half of Americans will have body implants that tell retailers how they feel about specific products as they browse their local stores. The notion may be outlandish, but it reflects executives drive to understand shoppers in the aisles with the same obsessive detail that they track us online. In fact, a hidden surveillance revolution is already taking place inside brick-and-mortar stores, where Americans still do most of their buying. Drawing on his interviews with retail executives, analysis of trade publications, and experiences at insider industry meetings, advertising and digital studies expert Joseph Turow pulls back the curtain on these trends, showing how a new hyper-competitive generation of merchants including Macy s, Target, and Walmart is already using data mining, in-store tracking, and predictive analytics to change the way we buy, undermine our privacy, and define our reputations. Eye-opening and timely, Turow s book is essential reading to understand the future of shopping.
This cutting-edge book shows how SIP provides a highly-scalable and cost-effective way to offer new and exciting telecommunication feature sets, helping practitioners design “next generation” network and develop new applications and software stacks. Other key discussions include SIP as a key component in the Internet multimedia conferencing architecture, request and response messages, devices in a typical network, types of servers, SIP headers, comparisons with existing signaling protocols including H.323, related protocols SDP (Session Description Protocol) and RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol), and the future direction of SIP.
Design, Deployment and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks addresses the key practical aspects and best practice of 4G networks design, performance, and deployment. In addition, the book focuses on the end-to-end aspects of the LTE network architecture and different deployment scenarios of commercial LTE networks. It describes the air interface of LTE focusing on the access stratum protocol layers: PDCP, RLC, MAC, and Physical Layer. The air interface described in this book covers the concepts of LTE frame structure, downlink and uplink scheduling, and detailed illustrations of the data flow across the protocol layers. It describes the details of the optimization process including performance measurements and troubleshooting mechanisms in addition to demonstrating common issues and case studies based on actual field results. The book provides detailed performance analysis of key features/enhancements such as C-DRX for Smartphones battery saving, CSFB solution to support voice calls with LTE, and MIMO techniques.
The book presents analysis of LTE coverage and link budgets alongside a detailed comparative analysis with HSPA+. Practical link budget examples are provided for data and VoLTE scenarios. Furthermore, the reader is provided with a detailed explanation of capacity dimensioning of the LTE systems. The LTE capacity analysis in this book is presented in a comparative manner with reference to the HSPA+ network to benchmark the LTE network capacity. The book describes the voice options for LTE including VoIP protocol stack, IMS Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC). In addition, key VoLTE features are presented: Semi-persistent scheduling (SPS), TTI bundling, Quality of Service (QoS), VoIP with C-DRX, Robust Header Compression (RoHC), and VoLTE Vocoders and De-Jitter buffer. The book describes several LTE and LTE-A advanced features in the evolution from Release 8 to 10 including SON, eICIC, CA, CoMP, HetNet, Enhanced MIMO, Relays, and LBS.
This book can be used as a reference for best practices in LTE networks design and deployment, performance analysis, and evolution strategy.Conveys the theoretical background of 4G-LTE networks Presents key aspects and best practice of 4G-LTE networks design and deployment Includes a realistic roadmap for evolution of deployed 3G/4G networks Addresses the practical aspects for designing and deploying commercial LTE networks. Analyzes LTE coverage and link budgets, including a detailed comparative analysis with HSPA+. References the best practices in LTE networks design and deployment, performance analysis, and evolution strategy Covers infrastructure-sharing scenarios for CAPEX and OPEX saving. Provides key practical aspects for supporting voice services over LTE,
Written for all 4G engineers/designers working in networks design for operators, network deployment engineers, R&D engineers, telecom consulting firms, measurement/performance tools firms, deployment subcontractors, senior undergraduate students and graduate students interested in understanding the practical aspects of 4G-LTE networks as part of their classes, research, or projects.
Key updates include:HSPA evolution (HSPA+); Multicarrier HSPA solutions; HSPA femto cells (home base stations); TD-SCDMA system description; Terminal power consumption optimization. Updated description of LTE
LTE for UMTS is one of the first books to provide a comprehensive guide to the standards and technologies of LTE. Key features of the book include:Covers all the key aspects of LTE in a systematic manner Presents full description of 3GPP Release 8 LTE Examines the expected performance of LTE Written by experts actively involved in the 3GPP standards and product development.
This volume comprises papers from one symposium that took place both in 2011 and 2012 and four workshops (two from 2011 and two from 2012):
1. The 1st and 2nd International Symposium on Knowledge Management and E-Learning (KMEL2011 / 2012);
2. The 1st International Workshop on Enhancing Learning with Social (ELSM 2011);
3. The 4th International Workshop on Social and Personal Computing for Web-Supported Learning (SPeL 2011);
4. International Workshop on Learning within and from Smart Cities (SciLearn 2012);
5. International Workshop on Creative Collaboration through Supportive Technologies in Education (CCSTED 2012).
Written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of SMS standardization by the people who produced the standards, Short Message Service (SMS): The Creation of Personal Text Messaging, describes the development of the SMS standard and its ongoing evolution. The standardization of SMS started in February 1985 as a part of the creation of the second generation digital cellular system GSM, and the 25th anniversary of the first work on SMS provides an opportunity to review and understand how this service was developed. The book also looks to the future, as a large number of new GSM and evolved GSM phones will support SMS as a mass market high availability messaging service, a new simple Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) suitable for use by everyone and for implementation in every new terminal is proposed.One of the only books which covers the complete SMS genesis from concept ideas to standardization of a first technical solution and its evolution to the present day. Describes the service concept including the limitation of the message length to 160 characters and explains the rationale behind the concept. Based on existing and newly retrieved documentation. Concludes that SMS has a long future since most future GSM phones will support SMS as the only messaging service, and so an SMS evolution is put forward.
Advances in Communications-Based Train Control Systemsbegins with the background and evolution of train signaling/train control systems. It introduces the main features and architecture of CBTC systems and describes current challenges and successful implementations around the world. Subsequent contributed chapters discuss such key research areas as
Nondestructive testing techniques that can be employed to inspect rails and fastening parts
New wireless channel modelling techniques for underground tunnels and viaducts
Advanced wireless communication systems to improve CBTC communication availability
Schemes to integrate train control and train-ground communications by modelling the control system of a group of trains in CBTC as a networked control system
Use of cognitive control to improve train control performance, considering both train–ground communication and train control
The book includes many supporting illustrations and tables along with a valuable set of references at the end of each chapter. With this book, researchers and practitioners will be well-equipped to advance the research and development in this important field.
Quickly Locate Instructions for Performing a Task
The book begins with a systematic introduction to the basic features of OPNET, which are necessary for performing any network simulation. The remainder of the text describes how to work with various protocol layers using a top-down approach. Every chapter explains the relevant OPNET features and includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the features during a network simulation.
Gain a Better Understanding of the "Whats" and "Whys" of the Simulations
Each laboratory project in the back of the book presents a complete simulation and reflects the same progression of topics found in the main text. The projects describe the overall goals of the experiment, discuss the general network topology, and give a high-level description of the system configuration required to complete the simulation.
Discover the Complex Functionality Available in OPNET
By providing an in-depth look at the rich features of OPNET software, this guide is an invaluable reference for IT professionals and researchers who need to create simulation models. The book also helps newcomers understand OPNET by organizing the material in a logical manner that corresponds to the protocol layers in a network.
MATLAB code is used in problems and examples presented throughout the book. This code and other learning materials are available in a downloadable supplement.
Due to the extensive—and truly unique—integration of MATLAB throughout this book, the authors provide a complete tutorial on use of the language for signals and systems analysis. With more than 5,000 lines of MATLAB code and more than 700 figures embedded in the text, the material teaches readers how to program in MATLAB and study signals and systems concepts at the same time, giving them the tools to harness the power of computers to quickly assess problems and then visualize their solutions.
Among its many useful features, this book:
Offers complete coverage of the signals and systems theory, starting with elementary signals and concluding with state-space modeling Contains more than 400 examples and chapter-end solved problems Executes commands one-by-one at the MATLAB command prompt, and results, along with comments, encouraging students to learn MATLAB on the fly
Additional Pedagogical Features:A detailed MATLAB tutorial to introduce a beginner programmer to the language Laboratory exercises that give students hands-on experience and help professors organize a course laboratory component Presentation of continuous- and discrete-time in parallel fashion, effectively illustrating the similarities and differences between the two Step-by-step examples that present data in tabular format and usually offer several different solutions to each problem