• EEHS E3900y History of telecommunications: from the telegraph to the internet 3 pts. Lect: 3. Historical development of telecommunications from the telegraphy of the mid-1800s to the Internet at present. Included are the technologies of telephony, radio, and computer communications. The coverage includes both the technologies themselves and the historical events that shaped, and in turn were shaped by, the technologies. The historical development, both the general context and the particular events concerning communications, is presented chronologically. The social needs that elicited new technologies and the consequences of their adoption are examined. Throughout the course, relevant scientific and engineering principles are explained as needed. These include, among others, the concept and effective use of spectrum, multiplexing to improve capacity, digital coding, and networking principles. There are no prerequisites, and no prior scientific or engineering knowledge is required. SEAS students may not count this course as a technical elective. The course shares lectures with EEHS E4900, but the work requirements differ somewhat.

  • EEHS E3900y History of telecommunications: from the telegraph to the internet 3 pts. Lect: 3. Historical development of telecommunications from the telegraphy of the mid-1800s to the Internet at present. Included are the technologies of telephony, radio, and computer communications. The coverage includes both the technologies themselves and the historical events that shaped, and in turn were shaped by the technologies. The historical development, both the general context and the particular events concerning communications, is presented chronologically. The social needs that elicited new technologies and the consequences of their adoption are examined. Throughout the course, relevant scientific and engineering principles are explained as needed. These include, among others the concept and effective use of spectrum, multiplexing to improve capacity, digital coding and networking principles. There are no prerequistes, and no prior scientific or engineering knowledge is required. SEAS students may not count this course as a technical elective. The graduate version of this course is EEHS E4900.