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  1. We will be using Piazza for all course-related discussion this semester, including announcements.
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Course Calendar

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
09/03Labor Day Registration Day Lec 1: Introduction to communication systems Rec 1
09/10Lec 2: Source coding Rec 2 Lec 3: Noise Rec 3
09/17Lec 4: Designing channel codes Rec 4 Lec 5: Linear block codes Rec 5 Student Holiday
09/24Lec 6: Syndrome decoding Rec 6 Lec 7: Convolutional codes Rec 7
10/01Lec 8: Viterbi decoding Rec 8 Lec 9: Coding Applications Rec 9
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10/08Indigenous Peoples' Day Holiday Indigenous Peoples' Day Holiday
Lecture Canceled
Rec 10

Quiz 1, 7:30-9:30pm
location: 32-123
10/15Lec 11: Introduction to signals Rec 11 Lec 12: LTI models: time domain Rec 12
10/22Lec 13: LTI models: frequency domain Rec 13 Lec 14: DTFT Rec 14
10/29Lec 15: Modulation, demodulation (Part 1) Rec 15 Lec 16: Modulation, demodulation (Part 2) Rec 16
11/05Lec 17: Computational constraints in signal processing (DFT + FFT) Rec 17 Lec 18: Matched filtering Rec 18
11/12Veterans Day Rec 19

Quiz 2, 7:30-9:30pm
location: 32-123
Lec 20: MAC protocols Rec 20
11/19Lec 21: Packet switching, queues Rec 21
Lecture cancelled; Drop date
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
11/26Lec 22: Routing protocol basics Rec 22 Lec 23: Analyzing routing protocols under failures Rec 23
12/03Lec 24: Reliable data delivery Rec 24 Lec 25: Sliding window protocols Rec 25
12/10Lec 26: History of the Internet Rec 26 Lec 27: Digital Communications: End-to-end
Quiz 3, 9:00-11:00am
location: 4-370