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Spring 2010-2011
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:
Handouts and readings from various sources 15-20 pages per week. Bi-weekly homework for the first half of the course, and a short write-up for each guest lecture for the second half of the course. Five page final paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Papers - 25%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

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. No books are required, but the books listed under sample reading list may be of interest.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41175 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W   Friend Center   101   Enrolled:147 Limit:165