Lecture 1 1_25_08

Lecture 1 1_25_08 - EST 320.30 Introduction and...

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EST 320.30 Introduction and Communication Technology Systems Spring 2008 Lecture 1 – Chapter 1 in your textbook
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Communication Systems Communication is defined as a process in which information is exchanged between two people. These individuals use common languages, symbols, behaviors and signs to communicate. Information can be defined as knowledge in the form of facts, events or news that is received and used in some way. For example, we often communicate to a person or a group of people. What we say becomes information when it is used in some way by the person or persons receiving the information. However, information does not need to be between people.
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Systems Communicate To effectively communicate, a communication system needs a common language. Telecommunications systems, in addition to using a common language, must use hardware and software that is compatible.
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Communication Systems A signal travels from the sender to the receiver. It can be an electrical, mechanical,
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Lecture 1 1_25_08 - EST 320.30 Introduction and...

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