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Digital Communication I

Principal lecturer: Dr Andrew Moore
Taken by: Part IB
Past exam questions

The lecture foils are available here as a PDF.

The second set of lecture foils are available here as a PDF (44 pages 16MB). DC1 Handout2 is now available from Jennifer in student administration.

The complete powerpoint stack is available here (including animations) - about 12.5MB. (1997-2004 compatible)

Alongside the past exam papers and questions in the lecture foils (at the end of each topic), I recommend Stephen Kells excellent DigComm1 Supervision Exercises here.

Supervisors: A set of supervisor's notes complimenting these exercises are also available in the traditional place. (Supervisors email me if you can't find them.)

Gnuplot Script for FFT from 23rd January 2009 lecture fft.gnu

A quicktime video of todays (Monday 9th Feb) presentation is available HERE Notes about the movie are available here. You may wish to open two browsers: one for the movie and one for the notes.

A number of papers will be referenced over the duration of the course, these may be considered optional reading, provided merely for the student wanting wider reading

  • R Metcalfe and D Boggs, "Ethernet: Distributed Packet Switching for Local Computer Networks", ACM Computer Systems, 1976. (PDF)
  • Andrew D. Birrell and Bruce Jay Nelson, "Implementing remote procedure calls", ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 2(1), 1984, (PDF)
  • David Tennenhouse, "Layered Multiplexing Considered Harmful", Protocols for High-Speed Networks, Rudin and Williamson (Editors), North Holland, Amsterdam, 1989 (PDF)
  • Van Jacobson and Michael J. Karels, "Congestion Aviodance and Control", (PDF) slightly revised version of Jacobson, V. Congestion avoidance and control. In Proceedings of SIGCOMM 88 (Stanford, CA, Aug. 1988), ACM.

  • Sally Floyd and Van Jacobson, "The Syncronization of Period Routing Messages", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2(2), p. 122-136, April 1994. (PDF)
  • Vern Paxson and Sally Floyd, "Wide-Area Traffic: The Failure of Poisson Modeling", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 3(3), 1995 (PDF)

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Excited by Digital Communications?

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