Clarity, thoroughness, and rigor set this book apart from other digital communications texts. Written by a recognized expert and an award winning researcher, this book is ideal for a first course in digital communications at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate levels. Complete and clear derivations and many solved exercises also make the book an excellent choice for self study. It is one of the few recent books that does not require leaps of faith by the reader. In addition to full analyses of optimum systems, the book develops the analytical tools needed to evaluate suboptimum systems and conduct the tradeoff studies that are required in the design of new digital communication systems.Pursley, Michael B. is the author of 'Introduction to Digital Communications', published 2004 under ISBN 9780201184938 and ISBN 0201184931.