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Communication Systems

Communication Systems - 4th edition

Communication Systems - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780070111271

ISBN10: 0070111278

Communication Systems by A. Bruce Carlson, Paul B. Crilly and Janet Ruthledge - ISBN 9780070111271
Edition: 4TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2002
International: No
Communication Systems by A. Bruce Carlson, Paul B. Crilly and Janet Ruthledge - ISBN 9780070111271

ISBN13: 9780070111271

ISBN10: 0070111278


This exciting revision of Communication Systems, a classic text in the communications field, presents an introduction to electrical communication systems, including analysis methods, design principles, and hardware considerations. The fourth edition has been completely updated to reflect current technology in this ever-evolving field. This edition also features two new co-authors: Janet Rutledge of the University of Maryland at Baltimore and Paul Crilly of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, in addition to author Bruce Carlson of RPI.

The book is intended for an introductory communications course and is written at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate students.

The fourth edition covers both analog and digital communications. It features worked examples and exercises for students to solve within chapters, helping them to master new concepts as they are introduced.


  • The book now has a brand new chapter on spread spectrum, which includes multiple access methods and wireless systems.
  • A number of topics have been added or expanded, including: DSL (digital subscriber lines) including ADSL and ISDN; SONET, Computer Networks, including OSI and TCP/IP protocols and data encryption; digital audio recording, HDTV and expanded treatment of receivers; and turbo coding, trellis coded modulation and updated and expanded treatment of convolutional coding.
  • New worked out examples and end-of-chapter problems have been added to further update the book.
  • The pedagogy of the book has been greatly enhanced to further the reader's understanding of the material. The chapters each open with a listing of the main sections, a general statement of what is to come, and objectives. Optional topics within chapters are marked with a star. Key terms are boldfaced when their definitions are provided. Examples, which often have matching exercises, are cleary marked for easy reference. Key ideas are boxed to distinguish them for the reader.
  • The book will have an expanded website, which will include the password-protected solutions manual for the instructor and helpful material for the students.

Author Bio

Carlson, A. Bruce : Rensselaer Polytech Institute-Troy

Crilly, Paul B. : University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Rutledge, Janet : University of Maryland at Baltimore

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Signals and Spectra

3 Signal Transmission and Filtering

4 Linear CW Modulation

5 Exponential CW Modulation

6 Sampling and Pulse Modulation

7 Analog Modulation Systems

8 Probability and Random Variables

9 Random Signals and Noise

10 Noise in Analog Modulation Systems

11 Baseband Digital Transmission

12 Coded Pulse Modulation and Computer Networks

13 Channel Coding

14 Bandpass Digital Transmission

15 Spread Spectrum Systems

16 Information and Detection Theory

Appendix: Circuit and System Noise
Tables; Solutions to exercises; Answers to selected problems; Supplementary reading