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Digital Information Age An Introduction to Electrical Engineering

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ISBN-10: 0534953158

ISBN-13: 9780534953157

Edition: 1st 1999

Authors: Roman Kuc

List price: $80.95
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Captivate your students - and entice new students to the electrical engineering major - with Roman Kuc's illuminating look at how commonplace information systems, like infra-red auto-focus cameras, compact disc systems, bar codes, credit and smart cards work, and how clever engineering solutions are used to solve technical problems. Designed for readers with no science background, the book introduces them to the thought processes used by electrical engineers to think quantitatively and then design useful systems. As a result, readers not only learn the facts behind information and transmission, coding and storage, but how these systems came to be developed in response to a shift of…    
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Book details

List price: $80.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 6/26/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 287
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Roman Kuc received his BSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York. At Bell Telephone Laboratories, he investigated efficient speech coding techniques. As a postdoctoral research associate at Columbia University, he applied digital signal processing to diagnostic ultrasound signals to characterize liver disease. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale where as the Director of the Intelligent Sensors Laboratory he has been pursuing research in intelligent sensors to extract information from data for applications in robotics and bioengineering. Current projects investigate…    

About the author
Dedication
Preface
Introduction Overview
What is Information?
Importance of Digital Technology
Overview of Chapters
For Further Reading
Digital sensors Overview
Analog and Digital Sensors
Mechanical Switches
Optical Sensors
Optimal Proximity Sensors
Inverse Square Law (*)
Digital Cellular Telephone
Summary
For Further Reading
Digitizing analog signals Overview
Sampling Analog Signals
Nyquist Sampling Criterion
Aliasing Error
Binary Number Representation
Quantizer Design
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (*)
Digital-to-Analog Conversion
Summary
For Further Reading
Digital logic Overview
Logic Variables
Combinational Logic Gates
Creating Combinational Logic Circuits
Interesting Combinational Logic Circuits
Summary
For Further Reading
Computers Overview
A Simple Computer
Desktop Computer Hardware
Software
Smart Cards
Multiprocessor Computer System
Summary
For Further Reading
Information theory Overview
A Little Probability
Measuring Information
Effective Probability and Entropy
Simulating Randomness by Computer
Summary
For Further Reading
Information coding Overview
Error Detection and Correction
Fixed-Length Codes
Digital Watermark
Bar Codes
U.S. Postal Service Bar Code
UPC Symbols
Credit Card Codes
Variable-Length Codes
Data Compression
Fax Code
Encryption
Summary
For Further Reading
Information transmission Overview
Data Rate
Channel Noise
Channel Capacity
Asynchronous Data Transmission
One-Way Data Transmission
Two-Way Data Transmission with Modems
Establishing Modem Communication
Digital Cellular Telephone
Data Packets
Data Networks
Ethernet
Transmission Protocols on the Internet
Summary
For Further Reading
Information manipulation Overview
Algorithm and Task Complexity
Playing Games
Traveling Salesman Problem
Expert Systems
Summary
For Further Reading
A Glimpse into the future Overview
Continuing Advancements
The Good News
The Bad News
Summary
For Further Reading
Glossary
Index
Answers to problems