MIT 6.02 Introduction to EECS II: Digital Communication Systems, Fall 2012

An introduction to several fundamental ideas in electrical engineering and computer science, using digital communication systems as the vehicle. Created by MIT OpenCourseWare.

Average Course Length

24 hours

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1: Overview: information and entropy
2: Compression: Huffman and LZW
3: Errors, channel codes
4: Linear block codes, parity relations
5: Error correction, syndrome decoding
6: Convolutional codes
7: Viterbi decoding
8: Noise
9: Transmitting on a physical channel
10: Linear time-invariant (LTI) systems
11: LTI channel and intersymbol interference
12: Filters and composition
13: Frequency response of LTI systems
14: Spectral representation of signals
15: Modulation/demodulation
16: More on modulation/demodulation
17: Packet switching
18: MAC protocols
19: Network routing (without failures)
20: Network routing (with failures)
21: Reliable transport
22: Sliding window analysis, Little's law
23: A brief history of the Internet
24: History of the Internet cont'd, course summary