ELEC 470, Spring 2001
Prof. Rich Kozick
Date Assigned: Thursday, January 18, 2001
Date Due: Tuesday, January 23, 2001
Nothing needs to be handed in for this assignment,
but please work on the following.
Please access the
course home page, and follow some
links to Web sites related to communications.
Feel free to give me feedback about outdated links or new links
that you discover.
Please read Chapter 1 in the Lathi text.
Also, read Chapter 2 on signals.
I suggest that you read Chapter 2 rather quickly the first
time, trying to get the main ideas without getting lost in the details.
For topics that you studied in ELEC 320 (Linear Systems and Signals),
you might review your notes and text from ELEC 320 to refresh your
Then you will be able to reread Chapter 2 several more times
as we study it in more detail.
Think about the
differences between analog and digital
Think about how you can answer a non-engineer friend that
"What is the difference between an analog and digital
cell phone? Why is the digital cell phone superior?"
Your understanding about how to answer this question should grow
as we go through this course!