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Syllabus about Communication Theory

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Course Description

  • Signals and Systems (4 weeks)
    • Definition of signals and systems
    • Classification of signals
    • Properties of systems
    • Convolution
    • Linear time invariant (LTI) systems
    • Fourier representation of signals and LTI systems
  • Modulation and Demodulation (5 weeks)
    • Amplitude modulation
    • Signal representation
    • DSB and SSB
    • Quadrature-Carrier multiplexing
    • Vestigial sideband modulation
    • Angle Modulation
    • Signal representation
    • Phase and Frequency modulations
    • Narrowband and Wideband FM
    • Demodulation of FM
  • Pulse Modulation (4 weks)
    • Sampling process and theorem
    • PAM
    • PPM
    • Quantization
    • Delta modulation
    • Differential PCM
    • Line coding
  • Introduction to Digital Communications (1 week)

Required Textbook

Introduction to Analog and Digital Communications, 2nd edition, S. Haykin and M. Moher, Wiley.

Other Reading

  • Communication Systems Engineering, 2nd edition, J. G. Proakis and M. Salehi, Prentice Hall.
  • Communication Systems, 4th edition, A. B. Carson, P. B. Crilly, and J. Rutledge, McGraw-Hill.
  • Principles of Communications: Systems, Modulation and Noise, 5th edition, R. E. Ziemer and W. H. Tranger, Wiley.


Component Percentage
Homework and Attendance 10%
Examination 1 30%
Examination 2 30%
Final Paper 30%

Homework will be assigned on weekly basis. Late homework will not be accepted without any exempt. Any student who miss the class two times in the random attendance check will not get any credit of homework and attendance grade.

Copyright 2009, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. Ko, Y. C., kuocw. (2009, October 27). Syllabus. Retrieved January 30, 2015, from Korea University OpenCourseWare Web site: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License