## Required Text

Course readings were taken from the following required text:

Gallager, Robert G. *Principles of Digital Communication*. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780521879071.

For an earlier version of this book, see lecture notes in the OpenCourseWare course *6.450 Principles of Digital Communication, Fall 2006*.

## Reference Texts

The required text covers all the material in the course, but the following references can provide enrichment and additional examples.

1. Proakis, John G. *Digital Communications*. 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2000. ISBN: 9780072321111.

This has a larger variety of systems than the class notes, but in less depth.

2. Proakis, John G., and Masoud Salehi. *Communication Systems Engineering*. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN: 9780130617934.

This is an undergraduate version of the above text.

3. Wozencraft, John M., and Irwin Mark Jacobs. *Principles of Communication Engineering*. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1965. Reprint ed. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 1990. ISBN: 9780881335545.

Classic text that first developed the signal space view of communication.

4. Wilson, Stephen G. *Digital Modulation and Coding*. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995. ISBN: 9780132100717.

Another text covering mostly the material of the last two thirds of the course.

5. Gallager, Robert G. *Information Theory and Reliable Communication*. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1968. ISBN: 9780471290483.

Treats most of the topics here in a more advanced information theoretic treatment.

6. Cover, Thomas M., and Joy A. Thomas. *Elements of Information Theory*. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Wiley Interscience, 2006. ISBN: 9780471241959.

An excellent text on information theory.

7. Tse, David, and Pramod Viswanath. *Fundamentals of Wireless Communication*. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521845274.

Excellent coverage of many topics in the last third of the course.

8. Goldsmith, Andrea. *Wireless Communications*. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521837163.

An up-to-date text on wireless channels.

9. Strang, Gilbert. *Introduction to Linear Algebra*. 3rd ed. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780961408893.

Gives clear explanations of many standard linear algebra results.

10. Madhow, Upamanyu. *Fundamentals of Digital Communication*. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780521874144.

11. Barry, John R., Edward A. Lee, and David G. Messerschmitt. *Digital Communication*. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Springer, 2003. ISBN: 9780792375487.

## Papers

The following paper by Shannon laid the groundwork for developments in communication theory:

Shannon, Claude E. "A Mathematical Theory of Communication. (PDF)" *The Bell System Technical Journal* 27 (July/October 1948): 379-423 and 623-656.