This best-selling, easy to read book offers the most complete discussion on the theories and principles behind today's most advanced communications systems. Throughout, Haykin emphasizes the statistical underpinnings of communication theory in a complete and detailed manner. Readers are guided though topics ranging from pulse modulation and passband digital transmission to random processes and error-control coding. The fifth edition has also been revised to include an extensive treatment of digital communications.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really had a hard time studying from this book for the following reasons Topic and explanations: The topic is very complicated and so it is expected that the author will try to make it easier and appealing. But nothing of that happens. Examples: the examples given are insufficient and those given most of the time complicate more what you thought you understood about the topic. Problems. There is not even a small possibility to resolve any of the problems given at the end of each chapter with what you had read previously on them. Sub topics. Most of them do not have an explanation about their specific application. It seems this book was written for 1950’s student generation, not for millennials. Obviously the authors are scholars and they know everything about communication systems. But they need to improve their ability to write books considerably.
I'm using this book for my classes and sometimes the material seems to be out of order (as in, certain chapters would be better in different areas) but it is otherwise a very good book and describes the material better than my teacher. I like that it does so in such a small number of pages, but I think some topics needed a bit more explanation.
this is the 'international student version' which is why it's less expensive; i prefer hardcover which is why i didn't give 5 stars
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