Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Communications Theory (332:545)
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M&W 6:10-7:30, J. Levin 219 (Livingston Campus)
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Wingho Andy (Mahler) Yuen
OFFICE HOUR: T 600-730pm
Communication Systems Engineering, Proakis & Salehi (Prentice
-Hall ISBN: 0-13-158932-6)
This course is a tour de force of communication theory for graduate students.
from stochastic processes and Karhunen-Loeve representations of noise
we will cover information sources and coding, briefly consider AM and
and thence signal space methods for digital communication systems.
We will then
revisit information theory to consider channel capacity and coding
and then close
with some examples from wireless communications.
This large amount of material will be covered in an analytically rigorous
manner. Thus, the course
provides the firm grounding in communication theory necessary
for later courses and research in
For quiz N you are allowed N sides of a handwritten 8.5x11
inch sheet of paper. This is primarily
Quiz I: 30%
Quiz II: 30&
Quiz III (final) 40%
a material organizer and a security blanket. You
are also allowed to bring a calculator, though
it will not usually be necessary. When examinations
are handed back you have 1 week to dispute
your grade IN WRITING (no exceptions). I will regrade
the entire exam and issue a final grade.
NOTE: there are no awards for "most improved" or other such things.
The whole class
could get A's or F's depending upon how well I feel you've mastered
MORAL: Do well on the exams.
Homework and solutions will be posted (below). I EXHORT you
to do the homework since if
you do not, you'll be very sorry. I have a reputation for challenging
exams which build upon
the course material, even to the point of forcing you to derive new
results. The exams
are never "plug and chug". If you do not know the material
thoroughly, then woe to you.
And the only way to know it thoroughly is through the homework and
in class examples.
You need ghostview/gsview
read postscript files over web from most PCs.
Here's the E-roster
of Karhunen-Loeve (ps)
Joys of K-L (html)