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Spring 2008-2009
ELE 391 / EGR 391   P/D/F Only

The Wireless Revolution: Telecommunications for the 21st Century

Sanjeev R. Kulkarni

This is an interdisciplinary course addressing technological, regulatory, economic and social issues arising in the rapidly developing field of wireless communications and computing. The course is intended to introduce students to a major technological trend that will be a significant force in worldwide commercial and social development throughout the 21st Century.

Sample reading list:
J. Bray, The Communications Miracle:The Telecommunications Pioneers
L. Galambos, E.J. Abrahamson, Anytime, Anywhere:Entrepreneurship & the Creation of the Wir
G.W. Brock, Telecommunication Policy for the Information Age
I. Brodsky, Wireless: The Revolution in Personal Telecommunications
R.S. Cowan, A Social History of Technology
K.I. Park, Personal and Wireless Communications
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
There will be a 10-page final paper. Handouts and readings from various sources 15-20 pages per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Term Paper(s) - 25%
Problem set(s) - 15%
Other (See Instructor) - 5%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 103 or Permission Of Instructor..

Other information:
This course is directed primarily at students in their sophomore through senior years, with interest in fields such as engineering, economics, public policy, and similar quantitative disciplines.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42286 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:33 Limit:60