Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorFrost, Victor S.
dc.descriptionThis is version 4 of the ebook is provided in the Computable Document Format (CDF) and reading the CDF file requires the Wolfram Player 13.3 (see Version 4 of the ebook corrects typographical errors found in the original edition; new examples have been added and minor improvements to the material included.

This is an open source, open content and open access ebook introducing the concepts of digital and analog communication systems. The purpose of this presentation of the fundamentals of communication systems is to bring the material alive through the use of interactive graphics, dynamic performance metric calculations, and in-line interactive questions. The ebook contains 348 figures of which 104 are interactive graphics. The instructor version of the ebook is compatible with a licensed version of Mathematica desktop version 13.3. Instructors can lecture directly from the ebook using Mathematica's "Classic Slide Show" functionality. Separate Mathematica notebooks containing solutions for the end-of-chapter questions are available enabling instructors the ability to change the problems and obtain new solutions. The instructor and homework notebooks are available to upon request (contact

About the author: Dr. Victor S. Frost is currently the Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor at University of Kansas. He has been on the KU faculty since 1982 and was chair of the KU EECS department 2014-2019 and Director of the KU Telecommunications and Information Technology Center from 1997-2007. From Feb. 2009 to Feb. 2011 he was a Program Director at the NSF in Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering - Computer Network Systems Division. He was elected to the IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors from 2008-2011. He received the KU Louise E. Byrd Graduate Educator Award in 2014. He received a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the NSF in 1984. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE.
dc.description.abstractThis ebook provides a unique pedagogical approach to teaching the fundamentals of communication systems using interactive graphics and in-line questions. The material opens with describing the transformation of bits into digital baseband waveforms. Double-sideband suppressed carrier modulation and quadrature modulation then provide the foundation for the discussions of Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK), Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK), M-ary Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (M-QAM), M-ary Phase Shift Keying (MPSK), and the basic theory of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). Traditional analog modulation systems are also described. Systems trade-offs, including link budgets, are emphasized. Interactive graphics allow the students to engage with and visualize communication systems concepts. Interactivity and in-line review questions enables students to rapidly examine system tradeoffs and design alternatives. The topics covered build upon each other culminating with an introduction to the implementation of OFDM transmitters and receivers, the ubiquitous technology used in WiFi, HDFM, 4G and 5G communication systems.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas Librariesen_US
dc.rights© 2021 by Victor S. Frost. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.subjectCommunication systemsen_US
dc.subjectElectronic textbooken_US
dc.titleIntroduction to Communication Systems: An Interactive Approach Using the Wolfram Languageen_US
kusw.kuauthorFrost, Victor S.
kusw.kudepartmentElectrical Engineering and Computer Scienceen_US
kusw.oanotes2021/07/20: This OER is made available under a Creative Commons license that allows it to be shared in ScholarWorks.en_US

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

© 2021 by Victor S. Frost.   This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as: © 2021 by Victor S. Frost. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.