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2.0 out of 5 stars Non-coherent Communication!, 14 Mar. 2006
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This review is from: Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications (Prentice Hall Communications Engineering and Emerging Techno) (Hardcover)
I am a professional Electronics Engineer in the field of Digital Audio, and I was looking for introductory text on Digital Comms. Well, there's no denying that this book has plenty of content, but it reads terribly. If you try reading this book in a linear fashion, as I did with Chapter 1, you will find that the author darts back and forth through the example DCS in a seemingly random fashion. This spaghetti writing is further hampered by terrible grammar, punctuation and typographical errors. The theme continues throughout the book with huge blocks of text just copied and pasted from one chapter to another, there's just no decent structure to this text. The author appears to have simply compiled segments from other people's books and thrown it together. As a learning tool I don't recommend it, and as a reference book it would appear to be a little too dumbed down. I've sent mine back and ordered Haykin!
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2010 09:27:37 BDT
Jedi-Ritter says:
Have fun with the Book of Haykin!
It is not a bad book but very (!!!) theoretical and focused on Math.
If you found this book complicated I wonder what you might think about Haykin.
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