Telecommunications Engineer's Reference Book, Second Edition

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The pace of change within telecommunications, measured in terms of technology and the opening up of markets to competition, has continued steadily since the highly acclaimed first edition of the Telecommunications Engineer's Reference Book was published. To keep up with all these changes this second edition has been extensively revised, and seven completely new chapters added.The book maintains a balance between new developments and established technologies since telecommunications systems, once in the network, represent a substantial investment which tends to be mainted for a relatively long time. New operators have the advantage of being able to use the latest technologies when building their new networks.It is structured in five parts. Part 1 introduces mathematical techniques which are required for the analysis of telecommunications systems. Part 2 deals with the physical environment of telecommunications. Part 3 describes various components used within telecommunication systems, both wireline and wireless. Part 4 covers fundamental telecommunication topics. Part 5 describes telecommunication applications and represents the largest section of the book. The topics have been selected and grouped in order to cover all the major areas within telecommunications, spanning the field of transmission and switching, the transmission media being copper, fibre optic or wireless.The 75 International authors who have contributed to the book are all specialists in their own field, working in organisations that are in the forefront of the technology concerned in Europe, Japan, Canada and the USA. Fraidoon Mazda has done an excellent job in pulling all these contributions together to create an ongoing reference work which will be invaluable to anyone working in the growing field of telecommunications.New sections are now included on the following subjects:
* Trigonometric and General Formulae
* Calculus
* Series and Transforms
* Matrices and Determinants
* Fibre Optic Communications
* Cable Television and Telelphony
* The InternetContents:
* Part 1: Mathematical techniques: Trigonometric and general formulae; Calculus; Series and transforms; Matrices and determinants; Statistical analysis; Fourier analysis; Queuing theory; Information theory.
* Part 2: Physical phenomena: Teletraffic theory; Electromagnetic waves; Optics and vision; Sound, speech and hearing; The TroposphereIonosphere and the Ionosphere; Signals and noise.
* Part 3: Communication components: Telecommunication cables; Structured cabling systems and voice distribution frames; Components for fibre optic communications; Antennas; Telecommunication power systems; PABX and key systems; Modems; Multiplexers; Telephones and headsets.
* Part 4: Communications fundamentals: The telecommunications industry; Open systems interconnection reference model; Multiple access techniques; Coding; Network management; Analogue modulation; Digital modulation; Frequency division multiplexing; Time division multiplexing; Telecommunication standards; Safety and EMC; Software systems in telecommunications; Radio spectrum management; Radiowave propagation; Digital transmission.
* Part 5: Communications applications: Telephone networks; Transmission planning; Telex communications; Facsimile transmission; Principles of switching systems; Telephone exchanges; Centrex; Voice processing; Electronic data interchange; Asynchronous transfer mode; The synchronous digital hierarchy; Signalling systems; The integrated services digital network; Radio paging; PMR and trunked radio systems; Cellular radio systems; Point to Multi Point Urban and Radio; Cordless telecommunications; Line of sight radio systems; Communications satellites and systems; Rural communications; Fibre optic communications; Packet switching; Fast packet switching and LANS; Local and wide area networking; Video transmission; Cable distribution systems; The Internet; Telecommunication system measurements; Glossary. ©1998, 1, 216 pages.