Fall 2013

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6.02 Fall 2013 Calendar

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Week of Mon Tue Wed Thu
Sep 02 Labor Day Registration Day L01: Introduction and objectives for communication systems. Probabilistic source model. Information & entropy. Huffman coding. R01:
Sep 9 L02: Source coding: Huffman codes; Lempel-Ziv-Welch compression. R02: L03: Errors & binary symmetric channels. Hamming distance. Channel codes. R03:
Sep 16 L04: Linear block codes: rectangular codes; Hamming codes. R04: L05: Error correction. Syndrome decoding. Interleaving.
PS #1 due (Huffman and LZW)
Sep 23 L06: Convolutional codes. R06: L07: Viterbi decoding of convolutional codes.
PS #2 due (linear block codes)
Sep 30 L08: Optimal detection of signal level in i.i.d. Gaussian noise. SNR and BER. R08: L09: Transmitting on a physical channel: the bits-signal boundary, digital signaling, modulation and demodulation intro. Audio channel demo.
PS #3 due (Viterbi decoder + comparing codes)
Oct 4: Add date
Oct 7 L10: Linear, time-invariant (LTI) discrete-time baseband channel models. Step response, unit sample (impulse) response, convolution, causality. R10: L11: LTI channels and intersymbol interference (ISI). Eye diagrams. No recitation
Quiz 1 (evening) 7:30-9:30pm.
Location: 26-100
Topics: L01-L07/R01-07/PS1-3
Oct 14 Columbus Day Columbus Day L12: Stability and frequency response.
PS #4 due (digital signaling, clock recovery; noise analysis)
Oct 21 L13: Filters and composition. Deconvolution as (noise-sensitive) inverse filtering. R12: L14: Spectral content of signals via the discrete-time Fourier transform (DTFT). Spectral character of noise.
PS #5 due (unit-step & unit-sample response, eye diagrams)
Oct 28 L15: Modulation & demodulation. R14: L16: Sharing spectrum using multiple carriers: frequency division multiplexing (FDM). R15:
Nov 4 L17: Wrap-up on bits, signals and single-link (point-to-point) communication. R16: L18: Sharing a channel: MAC protocols (TDMA, Aloha).
PS #6 due (Modulation & demodulation)
Nov 11 Veteran's Day No recitation
Quiz 2 (evening) 7:30-9:30pm. Location: 26-100
Topics: L08-17/R08-16/PS4-6
L19: Multi-hop networks. Packet switching. Queues. Sources of delay. R18 :
Nov 18 L20: Network layer: Routing protocols (without failures). R19: L21: Network layer: Routing protocols (handling failures). Comparing distance-vector & link-state protocols.
Nov 20: Drop date
PS #7 due (MAC protocols)
Nov 25 L22: Transport protocols: reliable data delivery. R21: Lecture cancelled. (Prep for thanksgiving!)
PS #8 due (distance-vector & link-state routing protocols)
Dec 2 L23: Transport protocols: improving throughput with sliding windows. R22: L24: A brief history of the Internet.
PS #9 due (transport protocols).
Dec 9 L25: No lecture! R24: No recitation L26: No lecture! No recitation
Dec 16 Quiz 3: December 18, 9:00 to 12:00 noon in du Pont Topics: L18-24/R17-23/PS7-9

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