An Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications, 2nd Edition
January 2006, ©2007
Given the highly mathematical nature of communication theory, it is rather easy for the reader to lose sight of the practical side of communication systems. Throughout the book, the authors have made a special effort to move through the mathe-matical treatment at an easy-to-grasp level, and also to point out the practical relevance of the theory wherever it is appropri-ate to do so. Drs. Haykin’s other text, Communication Systems reaches out to a higher level of math rigor. Also, Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e offers the probability coverage later in the book (chapter 8) since probability theory is not critical to the understanding of modulation. This also contributes to the accessible approach of the text.
Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e is self-contained and suited for a one or two-semester course in communica-tion systems taken by Electrical Engineering juniors or seniors. The book offers flexibility for organizing the course material to suit the interests of course professors and students.
My current textbook by Proakis/Salehi: Communication Systems Engineering, 2e did not meet my student’s capabilities and expecta-tions. The textbook is too complicated and overloaded with heavy mathematical equations. The material is not always logically presented. Not to mention, there is 800 pages of text. I was impressed with Haykin/Moher’s: Introduction to Digital and Analog Communications, 2e and the straightforward comprehensive material coverage of the basic principles of communication theory. Also, the text is logically written with easy to follow and understand mathematical equations and examples. Absolutely, I would like to use this textbook for my communications systems class as soon as it will be possible.” Andrei Pet-rov- Idaho State University
“ Overall, I found the concepts are clearly explained, the chapters are well motivated by their introductions, “Lessons to be learned” at the beginning of each chapter are particularly appealing, and concluded with well put summaries. A very well-written introductory text to grasp the basics of communication systems.” Aylin Yener-Penn State University
Chapter 2. Fourier Representation of Signals and Systems.
Chapter 3. Amplitude Modulation.
Chapter 4. Angle Modulation.
Chapter 5. Pulse Modulation: Transition from Analog to Digital Communications.
Chapter 6. Baseband Data Transmission.
Chapter 7. Digital Band-Pass Modulation Techniques.
Chapter 8. Random Signals and Noise.
Chapter 9. Noise in Analog Communications.
Chapter 10. Noise in Digital Communications.
Chapter 11. System and Noise Calculations.
Appendix 1: Power Ratios and Decibel.
Appendix 2: Fourier Series.
Appendix 3: Bessel Functions.
Appendix 4: The Q-Function and Its Relationship to the Error Function.
Appendix 5: Schwarz's Inequality.
Appendix 6: Mathematical Tables.
Appendix 7: MATLAB Scripts for Computer Experiments to Problems in Chapters 7-10.
Appendix 8: Answers to Drill Problems.
· “Lessons to be Learned” at the beginning of each chapter.
· Chapters 3 and 4 are devoted to analog communications, with Chapter 3 covering amplitude modulation and Chapter 4 covering angle modulation. In the previous edition they were covered later and also in one chapter (chapter 7).
· Chapter 5 on pulse modulation covers the concepts pertaining to the transition from analog to digital communica-tions.
· Chapters 6 & 7 are devoted to digital communications, with Chapter 6 covering Baseband data transmission and Chapter 7 covering band-pass data transmission.
· Chapter 8 – Random Signals and Noise starts are coverage of probability theory
· New Chapter 10, in many ways brings material covered in Chapters 2-9 into practical context by discussing the impor-tant transmission media that form the backbone of communication systems like transmission lines, optical fiber, mul-tiplexing signals on wired systems, radio systems and terrestrial propagation.
· Robust problems sets, examples, and exercises.
· In addition to the problem sets, exercises are presented to students to help improve their understanding of the mate-rial covered in the chapter. The answers to the exercises are given at the end of the book.
· Abundance of examples: Numerous examples, worked out in detail, are included to help students develop an intuitive grasp of the theory.
· MATLAB experiments.
· Appendices to the book include power ratio and the decibel, Fourier series, Bessel functions, Error function, and an assortment of mathematical tables.
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