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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars many topics covered
Hsu gives you a wide spread of topics. The book certainly has an impressive coverage. It talks about most types of digital modulation techniques, like Pulse Code Modulation. Plus, there is an explanation of random processes and simple probability. Necessary because of the inherent stochastic nature of much of communications. Which then leads directly into information...
Published on February 28, 2005 by W Boudville

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1.0 out of 5 stars Do not waist your money on the Kindle edition
Garbage, never have purchased such an awful digital product did not expect this from Kindle's superior quality. Bought this book and it is useless, it does not have a table of contents or predefined bookmarks. Really disappointed with my purchase I have to scroll page by page to get to any of the relevant information I need.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars many topics covered, February 28, 2005
This review is from: Analog and Digital Communications (Schaum's Outlines) (Paperback)
Hsu gives you a wide spread of topics. The book certainly has an impressive coverage. It talks about most types of digital modulation techniques, like Pulse Code Modulation. Plus, there is an explanation of random processes and simple probability. Necessary because of the inherent stochastic nature of much of communications. Which then leads directly into information theory, and the key Shannon concepts of how to find a quantitative measure of information in a channel with a given signal power and noise power.

Understand, though, that the very breadth of the discussion means that Hsu often only has time for a brief venture into each topic. But, then again, the book's title does say "Outline". This is really a review book, rather than a text from which to learn material for the first time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Broad overview of communications topics, May 23, 2006
This review is from: Analog and Digital Communications (Schaum's Outlines) (Paperback)
This is an excellent supplement for upper level undergraduate electrical engineering students enrolled in a communications class, particularly if either "Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems" by Lathi or "Communication Systems Engineering" by Proakis is being used as the main textbook. This outline follows along with the topics in those books particularly well. The first two chapters go into the basics of signals and systems and discuss linearity, time invariance, impulse response, and the Fourier and Hilbert transforms. The next two chapters discuss the principles of amplitude and frequency modulation. The next four chapters cover the idea of random processes from the standpoint of communication theory. First the concepts of probability and random variables are introduced. Then random processes themselves are outlined. Finally these concepts are applied in chapters on noise in communication and hypothesis testing. I think this section of the outline does a particularly good job of presenting material and worked problems on possibly one of the hardest topics to understand in electrical engineering undergraduate studies. The final two chapters of the outline cover the basics of information theory and error control coding.

The depth of material presented is not sufficient for self-study, but is very good supplemental material. The problems are excellent with many worked out examples, and there are more than enough illustrations and figures to help explain the subject. I highly recommend this outline.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good course supplement text., December 2, 2007
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A concise and useful analysis approach on the subject. It is intended for a junior or higher level college audience. I used this for more technical details while taking an engineering technology course on communications.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good book for re-capture what you've learnt, March 13, 2013
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I will try to update this review when I found out something else new. This is a good book for students who had some knowledge about the subject and need to review the material.
A great book in general.
Error/Errors I found up to now:
-Chap9-Optimum detection: page 229: Q() function is definitely not the complementary error function. If you read the Digital communication book by Simon Haykin, you'll find out that erfc(x)=2*Q(x*square_root(2)). So this mess-up also prolonged to the appendix C where the author defined the Q function.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good problems, April 18, 2013
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This is probably the toughest electrical engineering class most schools offer. This book explained stuff the professor didn't go through. By the end of the class, the professor was drawing from the book for problems to give us on tests.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, October 22, 2009
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Excellent book...very easy to read and filled with examples to help you visualize. Lots of problems to practice.
It is an overall excellent book to assist you; especially if the book you were assigned in class sucks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Major help!!, September 24, 2011
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I'm glad amazon is available and has such a large selection of products, otherwise I would have bombed my electrical engineering classes.

The book was in great condition for the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Need, April 11, 2014
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James Vassar (Bakersfield, CA) - See all my reviews
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Any Schaum's Outlines are a definitely a must when taking a specific course! They are sooo very helpful! I will always buy the Schaum's Outline if available!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Comprehensive Review, January 7, 2014
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Very comprehensive review of course material. A little light on more advanced digital topics, but in general a very helpful reference for the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good summary, January 29, 2013
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This book is pretty well written and really help you understand the materials better. This book is pretty well organized and very easy to follow
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Analog and Digital Communications (Schaum's Outlines) by Hwei P. Hsu (Paperback - December 10, 2002)
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