This course introduces the student to the concepts necessary to understand data communications in today’s networked world. Both analog communications and digital communications are studied. Topics include media characteristics, Fourier series analysis, and frequency division multiplexing, noise, and modulation techniques. Additional topics include network protocols; data encoding techniques; error detection and correction; encryption; and data compression.
3 hours of lecture, 1.5 hours of lab per week
[Course fee: $50]