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ELEN420 - Communication Systems

 

The course covers statistical communication theory including amplitude, frequency, and pulse code modulation; description of random process by auto-correlation and power spectral density functions, sources and properties of electrical noise and its effect on communication systems, the effects of modulation, detection and filtering on signal information content, and bandwidth and signal-to-noise ratio. Topics include: a review of signals and systems, power spectral density, amplitude modulation, angle modulation, pulse modulation, a review of probability and random variables, and an introduction to digital transmission systems. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. (Prerequisites: ELEN310, ELEN325 AND MATH302 OR MATH328)

 

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session A - 16 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K - 16 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, 5th ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN: 9780190686840
Publication Info: Oxford University Press
Author: Lathi
Unit Cost: $173.22
Electronic ISBN: 9780190686901
Electronic Unit Cost: $99.95

Book Title: Until further notice, required hard copy books and kits will ship without any action needed from students. Your shipping address on file must be current - https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/238652
ISBN: HC NOTE
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Unit Cost: N/A
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Book Title: NI Student Software Suite - access instructions provided inside the classroom
ISBN: 779252-3501
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: N/A
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite-Not covered by the APUS Grant - available to purchase at https://www.mathworks.com/store/link/products/student/SV?s_tid=ac_buy_sv_but1_2
ISBN: NTMO
Publication Info: N/A
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Unit Cost: N/A
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: $99.00