Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I
Don Johnson, Rice University
Copyright Year: 2014
ISBN 13: 9781300160137
Publisher: OpenStax CNX
Conditions of Use
The textbook covers all areas on "the representation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electrical means." read more
The textbook covers all areas on "the representation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electrical means."
The contents in the textbook are accurate.
The contents in the textbook will not be obsolete within a short period of time.
Because the textbook covers areas on "the representation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electrical means," the discussions on each area are brief and in general. Thus, the students may have difficulties to fully understand the knowledge points in the textbook.
The textbook has a great internal consistency on processing information by electrical means except Chapter 3, which is focusing on circuit analysis instead of information process. Removing Chapter 3 from the textbook and expanding the discussions on the rest chapters may improve the clarity and consistency of the textbook.
The textbook is great in modularity.
The textbook is well organized by focusing on "the representation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electrical means."
The textbook does not have interface issue.
The textbook contains no grammatical errors.
The textbook is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way.
More Matlab examples (with Matlab codes) may help students better on understanding the discussions in each technical area.
Table of Contents
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Signals and Systems
- 3. Analog Signal Processing
- 4. Frequency Domain
- 5. Digital Signal Processing
- 6. Information Communication
- 7. Appendix
About the Book
The course focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means. Elementary signal theory; time- and frequency-domain analysis; Sampling Theorem. Digital information theory; digital transmission of analog signals; error-correcting codes.
About the Contributors
Don Johnson received the S.B. and S.M. degrees in 1970, the E.E. degree in 1971, and the Ph.D. degree in 1974, all in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory as a staff member in 1974 to work on digital speech systems. In 1977, he joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University, where he is currently the J.S. Abercrombie Professor Emeritus in that department and Professor Emeritus in the Statistics Department. At MIT and at Rice, he received several institution-wide teaching awards, including Rice’s George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching and the George R. Brown award for Superior Teaching four times. He was a cofounder of Modulus Technologies, Inc. He was President of the IEEE’s Signal Processing Society, received the Signal Processing Society’s Meritorious Service Award for 2000 and was one of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Distinguished Lecturers. Professor Johnson is a Fellow of the IEEE.