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121. Newton's Telecom Dictionary: Covering
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121. Newton's Telecom Dictionary: Covering Telecommunications, Networking, Information Technology, Computing and the Internet (20th Edition)
by Harry Newton
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Asin: 1578203090
Catlog: Book (2004-02)
Publisher: CMP Books
Sales Rank: 6321
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Newton's Telecom Dictionary helps technology and business professionals stay on top of the ever-changing network, telecom, and IT industry. The tech industry hype has cooled dramatically, but nonetheless new telecom and networking technology and services continue to be adopted at a rapid pace, and new terms and acronyms sprout just as quickly. Industry guru Harry Newton explains technical concepts in non-technical language that anyone in business can understand, making it an essential reference tool for anyone involved with telecom and IT systems and services. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Sine Qua Non
If you don't have the latest Newton's, you're not doing telecom.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for People Dealing with Telecom
Harry Newton is now on the 18th Edition of his renowned dictionary. Having worked in the telecommunications industry for 4 years, I can vouch for how valuable this reference has been for me.

Newton covers all the acronyms, standard terms, slang, etc. that anyone would ever be exposed to in the telecommunications world. These are not just standard definitions. Newton goes in depth for those terms that require extensive explanation. The definition for "Frame Relay" is approximately a page and a half. Even more impressive, you come away with a solid, basic understanding of Frame Relay.

What separates Newton's from other efforts is the extensive nature of the work, and the humorous approach to writing many of the definitions. For example, Newton's definition for "Intelligent Phone" starts off with "When the Bell operating companies get bored they occasionally fantasize about applications for the networks they provide." Believe me, if you have ever had to work with a Bell operating company (Southwestern Bell, Bell South, etc.) you'll get a lot of laughs from this kind of stuff.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best
I'm not sure what more can be said in praise of Harry Newton's Telecom Dictionary, but I'll try.

This oversized book is a whopping 859 pages. I don't want to even guess at what it weighs in at. It really is more of a telecom encyclopedia than a dictionary, and goes into extensive detail describing many words, phrases, acronyms and concepts. Many of the definitions take up an entire page, or more. It is absolutely crammed with useful information.

As if being the largest telecom dictionary isn't enough, Harry packs the book with his own style of telecom humor and wit. It's probably the only dictionary you will find that will make you laugh out loud. Harry is the premiere comedian of the telecom industry, and provides the only dictionary in the world that you will be tempted to read from cover to cover. Harry's writing style is uniquely his, and actually makes learning boring telecom definitions a fun experience.

Besides general telecom definitions, you will also find many terms relating to computers, computer telephony, the Internet, investing, electronics and more. An amazing accomplishment. You will not only understand what a word means when you read the definition, but will likely understand the concept behind it as well. This book goes well beyond the definitions provided in any other dictionary of its type. No other dictionary in the telecom, computing or electronics industries comes anywhere close to Harry Newton's Telecom Dictionary in either scope or depth.

The book is currently in its 18th edition, and is still going strong. It has three brand-new sections: 119 Best Money-Saving Tips: How to Save on Telecom, PC and Internet Expenses, Hot and New in Telecom: Best Ideas, Products and Industry Directions, and Disaster Planning: How to Maximize the Reliability of Your Telecom Network. This book truly belongs on the bookshelf of everyone in the telecom industry. It's worth every penny, and is pound-for-pound the best telecom book I have ever read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Newton's Telecom Dictionary by Harry Newton
This book is perfect for computer enthusiasts, business owners who utilize computers and telecommunications, scientists, a wide
constituency of educators, computer programmers, web designers and just about anyone who may need to understand computerese in simple English. Important definitions are listed; such as, ADCU, back lobe, card cage, isochronous distortion, etc. There are strategies to minimize calling charges by utilizing prepaid cards for national and international calls. Important computer user groups may be accessed at:
o atmforum.com
o ectaportal.com
o ecma.ch
o gigabiethernet.org
o 10gea.org
o 3GPP.org
o aitp.org
o ansi.org
o apcointl.org

The book is a solid investment for any computer professional, teacher, computer user group or business person.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the one
I use this book all the time. This is the perfect reference book for every engineer working in the Telecomm field ... Read more


122. Grid Computing: Making The Global Infrastructure a Reality
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Asin: 0470853190
Catlog: Book (2003-04-08)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 157587
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Grid computing is applying the resources of many computers in a network to a single problem at the same time

Grid computing appears to be a promising trend for three reasons:
(1) Its ability to make more cost-effective use of a given amount of computer resources,
(2) As a way to solve problems that can't be approached without an enormous amount of computing power
(3) Because it suggests that the resources of many computers can be cooperatively and perhaps synergistically harnessed and managed as a collaboration toward a common objective.

A number of corporations, professional groups, university consortiums, and other groups have developed or are developing frameworks and software for managing grid computing projects. The European Community (EU) is sponsoring a project for a grid for high-energy physics, earth observation, and biology applications. In the United States, the National Technology Grid is prototyping a computational grid for infrastructure and an access grid for people. Sun Microsystems offers Grid Engine software. Described as a distributed resource management tool, Grid Engine allows engineers at companies like Sony and Synopsys to pool the computer cycles on up to 80 workstations at a time.

  • "the Grid" is a very hot topic generating broad interest from research and industry (e.g. IBM, Platform, Avaki, Entropia, Sun, HP)
  • Grid architecture enables very popular e-Science projects like the Genome project which demand global interaction and networking
  • In recent surveys over 500f Chief Information Officers are expected to use Grid technology this year
Grid Computing:
  • Features contributions from the major players in the field
  • Covers all aspects of grid technology from motivation to applications
  • Provides an extensive state-of-the-art guide in grid computing

    This is essential reading for researchers in Computing and Engineering, physicists, statisticians, engineers and mathematicians and IT policy makers.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars a good book for grid
    I think its a good book for grid computing

    5-0 out of 5 stars Suitable for newcomer or GRID professional
    If you have made the decision to read one GRID book, then this is the one. Written by recognized experts in the GRID field, the text provides a deep dive into GRID architectures, databases and various GRID standards. ... Read more


  • 123. Digital Communication: Third Edition
    by John R. Barry, David G. Messerschmitt, Edward A. Lee
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    Asin: 0792375483
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
    Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
    Sales Rank: 405557
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    This book is intended for designers and would-be designers of digital communication systems. The general approach of the book is to extract the common principles underlying a range of media and applications and present them in a unified framework. Specifically, we treat the transport of bit streams from one geographical location to another over various physical media, such as wire pairs, coaxial cable, optical fiber, and radio. We also treat multiple-access channels, where there are potentially multiple transmitters and receivers sharing a common medium.Digital Communication is relevant to the design of a variety of systems, including voice and video digital cellular telephone, digital CATV distribution, wireless LANs, digital subscriber loop, metallic ethernet, voiceband data modems, and satellite communication systems.

    New in this Third Edition: + New material on recent advances in wireless communications, error-control coding, and multiuser communications has been added. As a result, two new chapters have been added, one on the theory of MIMO channels, and the other on diversity techniques for mitigating fading.+ Our treatment of error-control coding has been rewritten to reflect the current state of the art.+ Chapters 6 through 9 from the Second Edition have been reorganized and streamlined to highlight pulse-amplitude modulation, becoming the new chapters 5 through 7.+ We have increased the readability by relegating many of the more detailed derivations to appendices and exercise solutions, both of which are included in the book.+ Exercises, problems, and solutions have been revised and expanded.+ Three chapters from the previous edition have been moved to the book's Web site to make room for the new material. This book is suitable as a first-year graduate textbook, and should also be of interest to many industry professionals. We have attempted to make the book attractive to both audiences through the inclusion of many practical examples and a practical flavor in the choice of topics. additional information from the Second Edition, other supplementary materials, useful links, a problem solutions manual, and errata.To limit the length we have been selective in topics covered and in the depth of coverage. For example, the coverage of advanced information, coding, and detection theory is limited to those aspects directly relevant to the design of digital communication systems. This emphasis on topics important to designers results in more detailed treatment of some topics than is traditional in academic textbooks, for example in our coverage of synchronization (timing and carrier recovery).Notes to the Instructor: This book can be used as a textbook for advanced undergraduates, or for a first course in digital communication for graduate students. We presume a working knowledge of transforms, linear systems, and random processes, and review these topics in chapters 2 and 3 at a depth suitable only for establishing notation. This treatment also serves to delimit the background assumed in the remainder of the book, or with more advanced students can be omitted or made optional. We include a more detailed treatment of basic topics important to digital communication but which may not be familiar to a first-year graduate student, including signal space (chapter 2), Markov chains and their analysis (chapter 3), Poisson processes and shot noise (chapter 3), the basic boundaries of communication from information theory (chapter 4), and maximum-likelihood detection and the Viterbi algorithm (chapter 7). These treatments are self-contained and assume only the basic background mentioned earlier. These basic topics can be covered at the beginning of the course, or delayed until the first time they are used. Our own preference is the latter, since the immediate application of the techniques serves as useful reinforcement.The core of the book consists of the treatment of modulation, detection and equalization (chapters 5 through 9), MIMO channels (chapters 10 and 11), coding (chapters 12 and 13), and synchronization (chapters 14 through 16). These topics are covered in considerable depth. After completing a course based on this book, students should be highly motivated to take advanced courses in information theory, algebraic coding, detection and estimation theory, and communication networks, and will have a prior appreciation of the utility of these topics.There is sufficient material for two semesters, although it can easily be used for a single-semester course by selectively covering topics. At Georgia Tech we use this book for a one-semester graduate course that has as prerequisites undergraduate courses in systems and transforms and probability and random processes. We do not presume any prior exposure to signal space, Markov chains, or the Poisson process. In this course we rely on the students to review Chapters 1 through 4, and we cover Chapters 5 through 8 and Chapter 10 and 11 in lecture. Chapters 9, 12 and 13 are skipped because adaptive filtering and error-control coding techniques are covered in other courses. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good book
    This book has great breadth as well as depth. I am in sticker shock over the price, however!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not a good buy
    Although it is a 2nd ed., still too many mistakes. Very few explaination. Ridiculously expensive. Not a good buy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great book with some publisher generated anchors!
    This is a great book and should be widely available as a reference/textbook. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get a copy of the book and the book is ridiculously priced for a student (and therefore is unlikely to be purchased by a library). It's a shame that such a great piece of work isn't more easily purchased online or directly from the publisher. I've tried to buy a second copy of the book after finding the first in a book store and am still waiting for it to arrive after ordering the book two months ago.

    I would ask the authors to demand, from the publisher, that this outstanding book be made more accessible.

    As for the content of the book, the selection of topics and coverage are no less than outstanding. The authors will discuss a topic and then provide an example to illustrate how the topic is applied. Most, if not all, of the fundamental topics in digital communications are covered. Well documented references are provided if the reader desires more information than what's given in the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A good source of knowledge...very practical
    Used at many universities such as Georgia Tech, and as reference as in Valencia Polytechnic University, this is a must read book for every engineer in the world of communications...later it will serve you as a great reference, a good volume for your library. Wish there were more book like this one!! Adeu!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book thoroughly covers it all
    ... for a steep price. : ... Read more


    124. Wiley Encyclopedia of Telecommunications , 5 Volume Set
    by John G.Proakis
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    Asin: 0471369721
    Catlog: Book (2002-12-20)
    Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
    Sales Rank: 710771
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    Book Description

    Engineers have long required a comprehensive yet concise resource to turn to for reliable, up-to-date information on the continually evolving field of telecommunications. In five easily searched volumes, the Wiley Encyclopedia of Telecommunications provides a broad, clear overview of both the fundamentals of and recent advances in telecommunications. This essential reference-the only one dedicated to telecommunications for electrical engineers-is available in print and online formats.

    Topics Include:

    • Optical communications
    • Modulation and demodulation
    • Coding and decoding
    • Communication networks
    • Antennas

    John G. Proakis is the Series Editor for the Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing. In preparing this Encyclopedia, Dr. Proakis been assisted by an editorial board of five leading telecommunications engineers from academia and industry to bring you:

    • Approximately 300 articles on various topics in telecommunications
    • Articles are written by experts in their fields
    • A broad, clear overview of both the fundamentals and recent advances in telecommunications
    • Cutting edge topics covering the entire field of telecommunications and signal processing

    For more information regarding the online edition of this major reference work, please visit: www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/eot ... Read more


    125. Mobile Application Development with SMS and the SIM Toolkit
    by Scott Guthery, Mary Cronin
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    Asin: 0071375406
    Catlog: Book (2001-11-15)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 155437
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Get mobile messaging going on virtually any platform, in any language

    Mobile Application Development Using SMS and the SIM Toolkit is just the guide you’ve been looking for if you’re building applications for GSM or 3G networks, wish you had sample code for reality-based applications, or want to add mobile extensions to your software products and corporate network. In this straight-talking tutorial, smart card expert Scott Guthery teams with information management specialist Mary Cronin to provide you with authoritative guidance on SIM application design, integration, and management for any platform. Seasoned developers will quickly learn how to:

    • Create code that harnesses the power of the SIM
    • Use the micro-browsers and micro-Web servers in 3G phones
    • Construct leading-edge mobile commerce applications on today's network
    • Send and receive SMS messages from your server or your laptop
    • Enable interfaces and other needed components
    • Create secure wireless applications for corporate networks and VPNs
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    5-0 out of 5 stars No frills, fast pace and for SmartTrust developers
    Because 3G is on the verge of being rolled out in the US by major carriers I purchased this book to explore how to best integrate the next generation cell phone with system management information for our data center. Although this book will work with GSM phones as well, our company is standardized on a carrier that will be making 3G available, so if you're using GSM my comments will also apply.

    This book will get you started in mobile development quickly if you're using or going to use the SmartTrust toolset, which I highly recommend. This book is about those tools, so if you are not going to use them don't get this book.

    The authors do not mess around. They introduce the basics, then very quickly jump into design, development and testing. If you're a developer you'll appreciate the lack of fluff and the fast pace. The book lives up to its title in all respects and is outstanding for anyone who needs realistic information about developing mobile applications using proven tools and techniques. ... Read more


    126. Electronic Communication Techniques, Fifth Edition
    by Paul H. Young
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    Asin: 0130482854
    Catlog: Book (2003-07-30)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 185663
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    Book Description

    This one-book reference resource covers a broad range of communication technologies at levels from a block diagram to the circuit and system analysis/design for physical implementation and troubleshooting of hardware.Comprehensive yet easily understandable, this book covers such topics as radio frequency amplifiers, oscillators, signal spectra, noise, modulation, transmitter and receiver circuits, sideband systems, phase-locked loops, pulse and digital modulation, digital communication, data communication, transmission lines and waveguides, antennas and radiowave propagation, television, digital radio and space communication, and fiber-optic communication.A valuable reference work for engineers, technicians, hobbyists, technical managers, and technical/sales marketing staff. ... Read more


    127. Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering
    by Jerry C. Whitaker, K. Blair Benson
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    Asin: 0070696276
    Catlog: Book (2000-02-29)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
    Sales Rank: 244601
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Definitive video and TV engineering handbook.

    If you're involved in designing, producing, installing, operating or maintaining video or broadcast facilities, Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering, Third Edition, edited by Jerry Whitaker and Blair Benson, puts you in charge of all the latest principles, standards, and technologies -- from colorimetry to digital video effect to cable and satellite delivery systems. With contributions from nearly two dozen respected experts, this mammoth resource grounds you in the must-know working essentials of:

    *Video technology applications *Optical components and systems *Monochrome and color information transmission *Waveforms and spectra of composite video signals *Image pickup devices and systems *Broadcast production equipment and services *Videotape recording *Video disc recording and reproduction *Film transmission systems and equipment *Serial digital video *Video and audio compression *Electronic editing *DTV technical details *Transmitters and transmitting antennas *Receivers *Standards and recommended practices *Much more

    Bonus CD-ROM packs standards, links to organizations and companies, archived technical material, and broadcast engineering software. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars New Technology in TV Systems requiered books like this
    For TV Broadcasting Engineers and Technicians, this book is very important for updating all about concerning Technology and Systems. For Engineering Students is the way to learn more the future of the TV systems. Digital Tech on TV is spreading more and more from the broadcasting systems to the consumer equipments. ... Read more


    128. An Introduction to Ultra Wideband Communication Systems (Prentice Hall Communications Engineering and Emerging Technologies)
    by Jeffrey H. Reed
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    Asin: 0131481037
    Catlog: Book (2005-04-05)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
    Sales Rank: 206425
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    129. Developing Series 60 Applications : A Guide for Symbian OS C++ Developers (Nokia Mobile Developer)
    by Leigh Edwards, Richard Barker, Staff of EMCC Software Ltd.
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    Asin: 0321227220
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
    Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
    Sales Rank: 93623
    Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book, but can be better
    Good study material for new Symbian and Series 60 developers as well as experienced ones. It covers as much as possible in limited 700 pages, from Symbian OS fundamentals, GUI design to more advanced topics, such as ECom, advanced communication technologies. It is kind of nice to provide tips and hints on how to avoid programming mistakes and how to design and develop applications for mobile devices. Last chapter even covers the testing and debugging, which is really useful. It will be better and helpful if example programs can be included in a CD along with the development enviorment.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Symbian C++ development based on Series 60
    For developers looking to get a more and deeper information on developing Symbian C++ based games and applications I highly recommend this book. It covers lots of essentials from the Series 60 based architectures, Symbian OS fundamentals and Series 60 specific UI components.

    I haven't read this book from cover to cover, but I use most of the examples in my work daily and this book is mandatory for every single Symbian C++ developer developing applications to Series 60 device family... for beginners, this book provides easy to start section starting from SDK installation and emulators and for more advanced programmers, this is mandatory reference library which you can use for checking how to use different kind of classes and methods (functions).

    Great book, afterall :-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simple but powerful book
    I am new to Symbian C++ programming and find myself referring to this book almost daily. It is useful for learning high level concepts and then for digging into the details. The examples are easy to follow. Everything that I have needed to find out has been covered in the book so far. Congratulations to the authors for being so thorough.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
    This book explores thoroughly all aspects of Series 60 development. Suitable for both beginners (first chapters, 1-4) and advanced developers alike. The information is presented clearly and expanded along well written examples. A definite reference for professionals working in Symbian or Series 60 development. Easy indexed access to content makes it also an excellent programming guide.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
    Just like a Bible for symbian OS C++ developers. ... Read more


    130. Colour Engineering: Achieving Device Independent Colour
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    Asin: 0471486884
    Catlog: Book (2002-11-15)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Sales Rank: 537381
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    Book Description

    Device-independent reproduction of colour is the qualities of image reproduction achieved through the use of different input and output devices, for instance colour monitors and graphic user interfaces. Edited by highly regarded authors and leaders in the field, this authoritative text on colour management systems provides leading edge coverage of this key aspect of design and presentation. A valuable resource for colour engineers, colour scientists, imaging professionals and students in engineering colour systems, as well as hardware (computer displays) designers and production engineers of digital imaging equipment. ... Read more


    131. The Arrl Handbook for Radio Communications 2005 (Arrl Handbook forRadio Amateurs)
    by Dana G. Reed
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    Asin: 0872599280
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
    Publisher: American Radio Relay League
    Sales Rank: 17510
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    132. Hyperspectral Imaging: Techniques for Spectral Detection and Classification
    by Chein-I Chang, ›Chein-I Chang
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    Asin: 0306474832
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
    Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
    Sales Rank: 212237
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    133. Digital and Analog Communication Systems (6th Edition)
    by Leon W. Couch
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    Asin: 0130812234
    Catlog: Book (2001-01-15)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 276866
    Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Exceptionally up-to-date, this book provides a broadintroduction to basic analog anddigital principles and their application to the design and analysis of real- world communication systems. It providesreaders with a working knowledge of how to use both classical mathematical andpersonal computer methods toanalyze, design, and simulate modern communication systems. MATLAB is integratedthroughout.Study-aid examples and homework problems are included, many ofwhich require solution viaa personal computer. MATLAB illustrative examples and plots are included.Balanced coverage of both analog anddigital communication systems with an emphasis on the design of digitalcommunication systems. Case studies ofmodern communication systems are provided. Over 500 problems provided.For electrical engineers. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book !
    This book covers all the communication basics (analog and digital). I found it VERY useful to understand all the topics related to the Communication Systems course at University of Toronto

    1-0 out of 5 stars Warning: Bad book
    This is the worst book I was every forced to buy for my undergraduate degree. Bad examples, bad questions, just a very poor book. The idea of the class is good, but the way the information is presented is awful and you do not learn anything. The book assumes you know everything about circuits because it doesn't explain anything. Trust me VERY VERY BAD book from learning prospective.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Do not rely on this book as an introduction!
    If you are new to communications, you may want to get a more in-depth exploration of the topics Couch covers (particularly the mathematics). I took this course at the University of Florida (although not with Couch). We were required to buy this book, but the instructor I had DIDN'T USE IT (school politics, I guess).

    I didn't find it very helpful...not nearly enough examples.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Digital and Analog Communication Systems
    This book is not clearly written. The discussion on Fourier and other math topics is a review, but if you knew those topics before you will be confused by the time you finish. There is often too little information in the text to answer the questions at the end of the chapter.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Book for General knowledge
    You can find themes that dose not appear in other books. Every fragment is followed by an example. ... Read more


    134. Ultra Wideband Signals and Systems in Communication Engineering
    by MohammadGhavami, LachlanMichael, RyujiKohno
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    Asin: 0470867515
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-09)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Sales Rank: 691169
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    Book Description

    Ultra Wideband (UWB) is the hot new topic in wireless communication engineering today. High-speed communication over short distances using sub-nanosecond pulses, rather than conventional sinusoidal waves, has paved the way for cheap wireless transceivers, capturing the imagination of both academics and engineers in industry alike. Ultra Wideband Signals and Systems in Communication Engineering focuses on the basic signal processing that underlies current and future ultra wideband systems ensuring this text will be essential reading even as UWB applications mature and change or regulations regarding ultra wideband systems are modified.

    • Provides everything you need to know about Ultra Wideband Communications in one compact volume
    • Explains, in an easy to understand manner, the basics of UWB and its applications
    • Covers, in detail, the generation of UWB waveforms through to the position and location of UWB signals
    • Discusses the issues that must be solved for UWB devices to explode onto the consumer communication market
    • Includes examples and problems in each chapter to aid understanding
    • Features a companion website including Solutions manual, Matlab programs, Electronic versions of the figures and a sample chapter

    This enlightening text is a must for senior undergraduates and postgraduate students interested in studying UWB, and the emphasis on UWB development for commercial consumer communications products means that any communication engineer or manager cannot afford to be without it! ... Read more


    135. The cdma2000 System for Mobile Communications : 3G Wireless Evolution (Prentice Hall Communications Engineering and Emerging Techno)
    by Vieri Vanghi, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Branimir Vojcic
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    Asin: 0131416014
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-29)
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    Sales Rank: 221219
    Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars More than a good reference for practitioners
    This book is a useful guide to those that want to learn about CDMA systems, as well as a reference to practitioners. It is well organized and not only it covers lot of ground, but it does so without sacrificing discussion of the details.

    I found this book to be more than about summarizing the 1000s of pages of the cdma2000 specifications. It gives insight of the rationale behind protocol design and explains the trade-offs involved. System implementation details and algorithms are explained. The chapters on power control, handovers, and packet data operation are well written and very insightful. The chapter on the signaling layer has useful call flows and is an excellent reference. I found the last chapter on end-to-end network operations a bit unique and very useful. But I must say that this chapter could use some more details in the text describing the call flows.

    If you need a reference book on cdma2000 or if you are new to this technology and need a guide book, this book is the best available in my opinion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Way to Learn About cdma2000
    The cdma2000 system is enormously complicated. The standards are publically available---all many thousands of pages of them. (Amazon does not like URLs in reviews but if you go to 3gpp2 dot com you can find the standards.) The standards are designed to tell the reader what must be implemented to conform with the standard---they generally lack any discussion of context or motivation. For example, the standards just present the rules for open loop power control without explanation. (See Physical Standard for cdma2000 Spread Spectrum Systems, Release A, 2.1.2.3.1.2 Open Loop Output Power When Transmitting on the Enhanced Access Channel.)

    In contrast, this book provides three pages of explanation and motivation before presenting the open loop power control algorithm. That explanation is well written and easy to follow.

    The information in this book can be absorbed much more quickly and easily than in the standards. I suspect that many who have to interpert those standards will buy a copy of this book to serve the role of "cheat sheet" or "cliff notes" or "experienced guide" to the wilds of the standards themselves.

    I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to understand how cdma2000 works. The book assumes that the reader is generally familiar with communications engineering but does not presuppose knowledge of mobile communications. Although the book is targeted at engineering professionals, many sections of the book are accessible without substantial prior engineering knowledge.

    Modern wireless systems are one of the wonders of our age---they are invisible cathedrals in the sky. This book provides an excellent route for one to gain an appreciation of the complexity and beauty of these systems. This book is also an excellent tool for engineers who work with cdma2000 systems or otherwise need to understand cdma2000.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Timely Book
    This is a very timely book for those in the wireless communication industry involved in the design and testing of cdma2000 1x and 1xEV-DV products (chips, handsets, base stations).

    It not only covers cdma2000 1x at a level of detail that is not available in other books on cdma2000, but also goes into the details of 1x EV-DV, which is currently being designed by various companies worldwide.

    In particular, the chapters on Layer 2 and 3 protocol, power control, handoff, and packet data operation cover material not available in other textbooks. The authors also explain the reasoning behind design choices in cdma2000/1xEV-DV, which I found helpful.

    Compared with Lee and Miller's "CDMA System Engineering Handbook", this textbook covers a broader scope of material, but with a less analytical approach.

    Overall, highly recommend this textbook. I found it to be the best and most accurate one dealing with the practical issues of cdma2000 and 1xEV-DV. ... Read more


    136. Bluetooth: Operation and Use
    by RobertMorrow
    list price: $59.95
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    Asin: 007138779X
    Catlog: Book (2002-06-14)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 62540
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Unlike most other references on the market, this next-generation resource goes well beyond Bluetooth specifications and thoroughly examines different implementation approaches--as taught by a "master instructor."


    * Discusses Bluetooth in detail, covering both operational characteristics as well as its use in a wireless communications system
    * Addresses the coexistence of Bluetooth's with other wireless networks
    * Provides information on the significant security problems that exist when communicating without wires
    * Based on 2 very popular and highly effective courses the author has been teaching for more than a year ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best and accurate
    I have read 4 BT books and this is the only one that is accurate an easy read and comprehensive.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    I have attended onne of Bob Morrow's courses and found him to be one of the best instructor's I have had. He explains everything very clearly. His book lived up to my expectations as it is also clear and well presented. If you are looking for a book on Bluetooth, go no further. ... Read more


    137. Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences
    by Matt A. Bernstein, Kevin F. King, Xiaohong Joe Zhou
    list price: $129.95
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    Asin: 0120928612
    Catlog: Book (2004-09-07)
    Publisher: Academic Press
    Sales Rank: 75552
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    This indispensable guide gives concise yet comprehensive descriptions of the pulse sequences commonly used on modern MRI scanners.The book consists of a total of 65 self-contained sections, each focused on a single subject.Written primarily for scientists, engineers, radiologists, and graduate students who are interested in an in-depth understanding of various MRI pulse sequences, it serves readers with a diverse set of backgrounds by providing both non-mathematical and mathematical descriptions.

    The book is divided into five parts.Part I of the book describes two mathematical tools, Fourier transforms and the rotating reference frame, that are useful for understanding MRI pulse sequences.The second part is devoted to a wide variety of radiofrequency (RF) pulses, and the third part focuses on gradient waveforms.Data acquisition, image reconstruction, and physiological monitoring related to pulse sequence design form the subject of Part IV of the book. Once this foundation is established, Part V of the book describes the underlying principles, implementation, and selected applications of many pulse sequences commonly in use today.

    The extensive topic coverage and cross-referencing makes this book ideal for beginners learning the building blocks of MRI pulse sequence design, as well as for experienced professionals who are seeking deeper knowledge of a particular technique.

    úExplains pulse sequences, their components, and the associated image reconstruction methods commonly used in MRI
    úProvides self-contained sections for individual techniques
    úCan be used as a quick reference guide or as a resource for deeper study
    úIncludes both non-mathematical and mathematical descriptions
    úContains numerous figures, tables, references, and worked example problems
    ... Read more


    138. Toll-Free Phone Book USA 2005: A Directory of Toll-Free Numbers for Businesses and Organizations Nationwide (Toll Free Phone Book USA)
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    Asin: 0780807545
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-30)
    Publisher: Omnigraphics
    Sales Rank: 693130
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    139. This Business of Television
    by Howard J. Blumenthal, Oliver R. Goodenough
    list price: $35.00
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    Asin: 0823077047
    Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
    Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
    Sales Rank: 25535
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Broad in scope and rich in detail, This Business of Television is an invaluable sourcebook for producers, writers, broadcasters, network executives, and other television professionals. The essential reference for anyone working in the television or video industries, it is a comprehensive guide to the inner workings of the business, examining how television programming is financed, produced, and distributed; how FCC regulations and federal law shape the form and content of broadcast, cable, and satellite television; and how producers, networks, cable companies, and local stations work together to create or acquire programming.

    This Business of Television includes 50 chapters and three useful appendices: legal documents and forms; concise boilerplate contract forms for the most common business transactions in television; and a list of useful industry contacts and addresses. The legal documents and the ready-to-use contract forms are included on an enclosed disc, so they can be easily accessed for home use.

    Part 1 covers distribution; Parts 2 and 3 explain FCC and federal regulations, as well as legal concepts such as copyright, the right of privacy, libel and slander, and the protection of society; Part 4 discusses program production and financing; Part 5 examines audience measurement and advertising; Part 6 explains contract basis, legal entities, and tax issues; and Part 7 offers an overview of the television industries in countries around the world.

    All of the chapters have been revised and completely updated in this second edition, in addition to brand new chapters on religious television, home shopping, satellite TV, and the every more important international marketplace. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars On the whole, I was disappointed.
    I was looking for an introductory book on the business of television. This book assumes that you know a few things already. It explains beginners concepts but it doesn't go out of its way to clearly explain them. I didn't understand the relationship between affiliates and networks. This book claims to explain it clearly, but it doesn't. Right now I don't even know where the affiliates get their money from. I was a bit disappointed because the other reviews showed promise, and the title too.

    The best words to describe it are, as used above, a 'resource', a 'comprehensive' and 'practical' guide. The book really doesn't go out of its way to explain concepts to you. If you are looking for an introduction to the business of television, this is probably not the best place to start.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Stolen 3 times... This book is hot!!!
    This book is so hot that it's been stolen from my office library 3 times. I'm on my 4th purchase of this book. I felt like I could have an intellegent conversation about any aspect of the television business after using this book. It is my main resource for getting quick answers that are easy to understand. This is required reading for those getting started and a great resource for those that have been in the industry a while. It also includes a computer disk containing forms such as U.S. Copyright registration and others found in the book that you can import to your word processor.

    Ron Hebert
    Producer
    2002 Emmy Awards - Pacific Southwest Chapter

    5-0 out of 5 stars Imagine the Future, Study the Past
    This Business of Television is a landmark volume in our practice (entertainment industry economic forecasting) for three reasons.

    Reason # 3: it is incredible that guys of this stature would take the time to compile such an essential and complete perspective of the television business. Goodenough, a seasoned entertainment lawyer, law professor, and a scholar pioneering the study of law and evolutionary biology, brings the structure and rigor, while Blumenthal, a prolific TV, multimedia, and online entertainment producer and businessman brings the been-there-done-that street savvy.

    Reason # 2: it is, after all, the business that pays for the content (the subscriber, pay-per-view, advertising, syndication, and the latest, e-commerce revenue models) and the content that drives the migration to new technology (streaming media webcasting and video-on-demand, interactive TV, and wireless). The clear understanding of the financial systems supporting television and video entertainment offered by Oliver and Howard in this book facilitates the modeling of future monetary transactions.

    Reason # 1: video programming spread from broadcast to cable and then to satellite in one generation. The last decade found it spreading to the PC via CD-ROM, DVD, and broadband Internet. In the future it will be found on our cell phones, wristwatches, car seat backs, and refrigerators. There will be innovations in business arrangements along the way, but those who cannot converse in the basic economics will be doomed.

    This segues into a jacket quote by Morty Morton, former producer of the Late Show with David Letterman, who remarked, "This Business of Television has gotten me through years of moderate success in the TV business. I'm now ready to burn the damn thing and open a restaurant."

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is gold!
    Our start-up entertainment company has used the first edition as our essential reference book. We have not found anything else like it. We are excited about ordering the second edition.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Solid and comprehensive.
    The first edition was handy, detailed, and filled with suggestions on where to find further information. I'm glad the revised edition includes a disk. Highly recommended for anyone in the television, video, or CD-ROM production business. And not a bad price, considering the cost of other texts. ... Read more


    140. The Arrl Antenna Book: The Ultimate Reference for Amateur Radio Antennas, Transmission Lines and Propagation (Arrl Antenna Book)
    by R. Dean Straw
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    Asin: 0872599043
    Catlog: Book (2003-10-01)
    Publisher: American Radio Relay League
    Sales Rank: 39918
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW
    THIS BOOK WILL ANSWER ALL OF YOUR Q'S!!! WITH ALL THE REF MAT IN THIS BOOK I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE PRICE WOULD BE ALOT MORE!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must-have book!
    This is actually a review of the 20th edition -- Amazon is still selling the 19th edition as of this writing.

    The book is essential for anyone wanting to understand and construct antennas, without a lot of math. It covers HF, VHF, and UHF antennas, along with sections on special-purpose antennas.

    The only real complaint I have is that the material is not organized in textbook fashion, which often makes information hard to find. For example, information about vertical antenna theory is scattered among three or four chapters. And the book's index is not terribly helpful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars HAM's to Engineers Antenna Reference: Highly Recommended!
    This is a great ham reference, for anybody who builds, designs
    and puts up antennas. Its not just for the HAM , it also can be for the shortwave listener that has a pricey receiver,and needs a serious antenna. Attn: serious FM DXers:(Sporadic E theory in here!), and also for the AM listener for loop antennas. LOWFERS!: There is a special section for
    you also in this book, in page 6-35 to 6-39. There is also some great stuff for the student that needs some extra information on the how radio waves travel. Also there is a EME section in here also for space hams, that use our moon as a reflector to
    get somewhere else in the world.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is essential
    No matter what you think of the ARRL, if you are a member or or not, they do provide the ham community with some invaliable resources. This book is one of them. It includes information on how to safely work on a tower, how to build antena, computer modling, RF exposure limits, antena theory, and a lot more. Plus it includes as CD-ROM with some of the programs mentioned in the text.

    A must for all new hams, or anyone who wants to know more about antena. For hams who already have previous editions, you may want it just for the software.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The ARRL Antenna Book
    Although this book is angled toward radio amateurs ("ham" radio operators) it would be of interest to all interested in antennas.

    It's updated yearly by hams and covers the field from theory to actual construction projects. In addition to antennas it covers transmission lines and antenna tuners (transmatch devices).

    I'm buying a new one this year. My 8-year-old one is getting tattered from continual use, so it's time to get a fresh one. However, they are so good I save the old ones too. ... Read more


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