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Bits, Signals, and Packets: An Introduction to Digital Communications and Networks

Bits, Signals, and Packets: An Introduction to Digital Communications and Networks

Although listed as a course, this material has chapters and is being categorized as a textbook. Before we dive in and describe the technical topics, we to share a bit of the philosophy behind the material and approach used in this book. The material is well-suited for a one-semester course on the topic; at MIT, such a course is taken (mostly) by sophomores whose background includes some basic programming (for the accompanying labs) and some exposure to probability and the Fourier series. Traditionally, in both education and in research, much of “low-level communication” has been considered an EE topic, covering primarily the issues governing how information moves across a single communication link. In a similar vein, much of “networking” has been considered a CS topic, covering primarily... Show More
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