6.02 Introduction to EECS via Communications Networks
Studies key concepts, systems, and algorithms to reliably communicate data in settings ranging from the cellular phone network and the Internet to deep space. Weekly laboratory experiments explore these areas in depth. Topics presented in three modules - bits, signals, and packets - spanning the multiple layers of a communication system. Bits module includes information, entropy, data compression algorithms, and error correction with block and convolutional codes. Signals module includes modeling physical channels and noise, signal design, filtering and detection, modulation, and frequency-division multiplexing. Packets module includes switching and queuing principles, media access control, routing protocols, and data transport protocols.
This class has 6.0001 as a prerequisite.
6.02 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by K. Lacurts.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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