Introduction to EECS II: Digital Communication Systems

Artist's depiction of the Cassini spacecraft, with Saturn in the foreground and a dark blue, starry background.

Phoning home using a K=15, rate=1/6 convolutional code. See Lecture 6 for more information. (Image in the public domain. Source: NASA.)

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MIT Course Number

6.02

As Taught In

Fall 2012

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

An introduction to several fundamental ideas in electrical engineering and computer science, using digital communication systems as the vehicle. The three parts of the course—bits, signals, and packets—cover three corresponding layers of abstraction that form the basis of communication systems like the Internet.

The course teaches ideas that are useful in other parts of EECS: abstraction, probabilistic analysis, superposition, time and frequency-domain representations, system design principles and trade-offs, and centralized and distributed algorithms. The course emphasizes connections between theoretical concepts and practice using programming tasks and some experiments with real-world communication channels.

Balakrishnan, Hari, and George Verghese. 6.02 Introduction to EECS II: Digital Communication Systems, Fall 2012. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-02-introduction-to-eecs-ii-digital-communication-systems-fall-2012 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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