Introduction to EECS 2
Digital Communication Systems

Prereq.: 8.02, 18.03, 6.01
Units: 4-4-4

An integrated introduction to electrical engineering and computer science, taught using substantial laboratory experiments that explore communication signals, systems and networks. Physical characterization and modeling of transmission systems in the time and frequency domains; analog and digital signaling; coding; detecting and correcting errors; relating information transmission rate to signal power, bandwidth and noise; engineering of packet-switched networks. These explorations are used to illustrate the role of abstraction and modularity in engineering design; building reliable systems using imperfect components; selecting appropriate design metrics; choosing effective representations for information; analyzing the performance and correctness of algorithms; and tradeoffs in complex systems.

6 Engineering Design Points.
1/2 Institute Lab