Wireless Communications by Andrea GoldsmithWireless Communications by Andrea Goldsmith

Wireless Communications

byAndrea Goldsmith

Hardcover | August 8, 2005

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Wireless technology is a truly revolutionary paradigm shift, enabling multimedia communications between people and devices from any location. It also underpins exciting applications such as sensor networks, smart homes, telemedicine, and automated highways. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the underlying theory, design techniques and analytical tools of wireless communications, focusing primarily on the core principles of wireless system design. The book begins with an overview of wireless systems and standards. The characteristics of the wireless channel are then described, including their fundamental capacity limits. Various modulation, coding, and signal processing schemes are then discussed in detail, including state-of-the-art adaptive modulation, multicarrier, spread spectrum, and multiple antenna techniques. The concluding chapters deal with multiuser communications, cellular system design, and ad-hoc network design. Design insights and tradeoffs are emphasized throughout the book. It contains many worked examples, over 200 figures, almost 300 homework exercises, over 700 references, and is an ideal textbook for students. The book is also a valuable reference for engineers in the wireless industry. Andrea Goldsmith received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Prior to this she was an Assistant Professor at the California Institute of Technology. She has also held positions in industry at Maxim Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, has received numerous other awards and honors, and is the author of over 150 technical papers in the field of wireless communications.
Andrea Goldsmith received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Prior to this she was an Assistant Professor at the California Institute of Technology. She has also held positions in industry at Maxim Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories...
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Title:Wireless CommunicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:672 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 1.34 inPublished:August 8, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521837162

ISBN - 13:9780521837163

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Overview of wireless communications; 2. Path loss and shadowing; 3. Statistical multipath channel models; 4. Capacity of wireless channels; 5. Digital modulation and detection; 6. Performance of digital modulation over wireless channels; 7. Diversity; 8. Coding for wireless channels; 9. Adaptive modulation and coding; 10. Multiple antennas and space-time communications; 11. Equalization ; 12. Multicarrier modulation; 13. Spread spectrum; 14. Multiuser systems; 15. Cellular systems and infastructure-based wireless networks; 16. Ad-hoc networks; Appendices; Bibliography.

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"Wireless Communications is a rare find: expansive but not shallow, current but coherent. This book is set up for education, with problem sets and excellent references, but it has a lot to offer the practicing engineer or researcher. The list of topics is exhaustive, including much of the most modern technology. This book would function well as a text for education, a reference for research, or good reading for someone interested in the field. Dr. Goldsmith's book strikes a nice balance of being mathematical while not being overly theoretical...This is an enjoyable and satisfying book for a nerd. It is possibly the best single book on wireless communication I have seen -- and I have seen many such books. I look forward to spending more time with this book." IEEE Microwave Magazine