Language : English
Published : 2014-06-02
Pages : 400
The Digital Information Age
THE DIGITAL INFORMATION AGE SECOND EDITION by bestselling author Roman Kuc is designed for students considering electrical engineering as a major, and non-engineering majors interested in understanding digital communication systems. Communication between humans and smart devices takes place through sensors and actuators, with logic circuits manipulating binary data to implement useful tasks. The text then examines the basic problem of communicating audio and video data over a network connecting computers and smart devices. System operation is described from analog-to-digital conversion, signals that encode data, through the processing that extracts data from noise-corrupted signals and error correction techniques, to data packet transmission over wired and wireless networks. Basic topics from probability and digital signal processing are presented as needed and illustrated with relevant examples. Ideas are illustrated and extended by problems and projects completed in Excel, with sophistication that evolves along with the course, starting with spreadsheet formulas and graphs, through macros, to simple Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming that produces animations that simulate system operation. The accrued facility with Excel techniques is a course outcome valued by students in all majors.
For first-year or introductory courses in Engineering and Computer Science With a hands-on approach and focus on problem solving, this introduction to the powerful MATLAB computing language is designed for students with only a basic college algebra background. Numerous examples are drawn from a range of engineering disciplines, demonstrating MATLAB’s applications to a broad variety of problems.
Using Arduino, you can join the DIY movement and build an amazing spectrum of projects – limited only by your imagination! Until now, however, most Arduino books and manuals have demanded extensive “geekitude.” Not this one: it assumes you know nothing about Arduino or electronics, guides you gently up the learning curve, walks you through several real projects, and leaves you ready to do anything you want with Arduino. This lush, 4-color guide is loaded with step-by-step photos that guide you every step of the way. Your guide, John Baichtal, founding member of legendary hackerspace Twin Cities Maker, is author of Hack This! 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement: he’s one of the world’sleading experts in getting newcomers up-to-speed with hardware projects. Baichtal’s Arduino for Beginners starts with an easy crash course in Arduino and electronics, and teaches all you need to know about safety, tools, soldering, and more. You’ll learn how to: * Detect intrusion with lasers and IR * Set up Arduino Bluetooth connections * Create useful Arduino programs from scratch * Use sensors and water controls * Conrol DC motors, servos, and stepper motors * Create projects that keep track of time * Safely control high-voltage circuits * Harvest useful parts from junk electronics, and more Along the way, you won’t just walk through building several practical projects: you’ll learn how to construct professional enclosures, so your projects won’t just look like tangled wires and bare circuit boards – they’ll actually fit and function comfortably in your home!
Computing Essentials 2015 allows you to Make IT Work for You through relevant explorations, ethics and environment themes throughout each chapter. Current examples, references and exercises allow students to be successful in understanding today’s role of Computer Information Technology. This definitive approach provides the essentials students need while bringing them a full digital solution through Connect CIT. Connect CIT is an online learning and assessment platform that engages today’s students and helps them apply the key concepts they are learning.
O’Leary; Computing Essentials 2015: Make IT Work for You! Additional textbook resources can be found on the text’s Online Learning Center: www.mhhe.com/computing2015.