ELEN E6712: Communications Theory I
Columbia University, Spring 2005
This course covers the core communications theory topics at graduate level:
coherent and incoherent communications over Gaussian channels, basic digital modulation
schemes, intersymbol interference channels, fading multipath channels, carrier and clock
synchronization, and some advanced modulation schemes.
 Instructor:
Emina Soljanin
 Prerequisite: Knowledge of probability, communications thoery, and signal processing
at undergraduate level is required.
 Grading:
homework 30%, midterm 30%, and final 40%.
 Required
text: John G. Proakis, Digital Communications, Fourth Edition,
McGraw Hill, 2000.
 Recommended
books:

J. M. Wozencraft and I. M. Jacobs, Principles of Communications Engineering,
John Wiley & Sons, 1965.

H. L. Van Trees, Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory, John Wiley & Sons, 1971.

Class Material:

Lectures: Syllabus, Lecture 2,
Lecture 3, Lecture 4,
Lecture 5, Lecture 6,
Lecture 7, Lecture 8,
Lecture 9, Lecture 10,
Lecture 11.

Homeworks: HW1, HW2, HW3,
HW5.

Tests: midterm with solutions, final with solutions.