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Digital Communications: A Discrete-Time Approach, Michael Rice


ECE 3640 and Math 5710

Course Summary

The first portion of the class will cover topics in analog communication. Beginning with basic Fourier transform properties, techniques for analog modulation and demodulation will be developed. Insights to these problems will be uncovered along the way. The rest of the course will be devoted digital communication, the material covered in Chapters 4, 5, and 6.


Homework assignments will be given approximately weekly.

Computer assignments

Computer assignments will be given periodically to extend and amplify the topics discussed during lectures. These assignments will mainly be done using Matlab/Simulink computer software.


Questions on exams may be taken from material covered in lectures, computer assignments, the textbook, or supplementary material discussed in class.


Homework (20%), Computer assignments (20%), Exam 1 (20%), Exam 2 (20%), Final (20%). Because you are not competing for grades, you will benefit by studying together and teaching one another.
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