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The course serves as an introduction to the theory and practice behind many of today’s communications systems

6.450 forms the first of a two-course sequence on digital communication. The second class, 6.451, is offered in the spring.

Topics covered include: digital communications at the block diagram level, data compression, Lempel-Ziv algorithm, scalar and vector quantization, sampling and aliasing, the Nyquist criterion, PAM and QAM modulation, signal constellations, finite-energy waveform spaces, detection, and modeling and system design for wireless communication.

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  • Preface and table of contents Unlimited
  • Introduction to digital communication Unlimited
  • Coding for discrete sources Unlimited
  • Quantization Unlimited
  • Source and channel waveforms Unlimited
  • Vector spaces and signal space Unlimited
  • Channels, modulation, and demodulation Unlimited
  • Random processes and noise Unlimited
  • Detection, coding, and decoding Unlimited
  • Wireless digital communication Unlimited
  • Bibliography Unlimited

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