Prepared 01/04/01 GEW
Readings in Electronics Systems Technologies
Summer Semester 2002
Electronics Systems Technologies topics
Topics must be approved by course faculty
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Michael K. Zimmerman
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
EST 404 Communication System Management
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Great Lakes, IL. 60088
Spring Semester 2002
Homework Set 2
1. Replace the set expression A B C with one using intersections and
complements. Replace the set expression A B C with one using unions and
2. Give the size of each set and also whether it is discrete or continuous.
Homework Set 7 SEE PROBLEM 5
1. A nonstationary (exponential, unstable in system terns) random process is defined
as X [n] a n U [n], where 0 < a < 1 where U[n] is WGN with variance U .
a. Find the mean and covariance sequences of X[n].
b. Transform the
Homework Set 8
1. A Bernoulli random process Xn for n consists of independent random
variables with each random variable taking on the values +1 and 1 with probabilities
p and 1 p, respectively.
a. Is this random process WSS?
Hint a: Is the process indepe
Homework Set 1
1. A fair coin is tossed. Identify the random experiment, the set of outcomes, and the
probabilities of each possible outcome.
2. Determine whether the following experiments have discrete or continuous
Homework Set 5
1. For the discrete random variable with PMF
p X [k ]
k 0, 1, ., 9
Find the expected value of X.
Hint 1: See notes, p. 173.
Hint 2: The answer is 4.5.
2. A coin is tossed with the probability of heads being 2/3. A head is mapp
Homework Set 4
1. Consider a random experiment for which S si : si 3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3 and the
outcomes are equally-likely. If a random variable is defined as X si si , find SX and the
Hint 1: Remember that you must convey all the probabili
Homework Set 6
1. Describe a random process that you are likely to encounter in the following
a. listening to the daily weather forecast
b. paying the monthly telephone bill
c. leaving for work in the morning (16.1)
Hint a: There are l
Problem Set 03
1) The branch and bound method is a solution approach that partitions the feasible solution space
into smaller subsets of solutions.
Main Heading: Branch and Bound Method
Key words: branch and bound method
2) The branch
Problem Set 05
1) Game theory addresses decision situations with two or more decision makers in competition.
Main Heading: Game Theory
Key words: game theory
2) Game theory addresses decision situations with two or less decision maker
Problem Set 04
1) Linear programming is a special case of nonlinear programming.
Main Heading: The Substitution Method
Key words: nonlinear programming
2) The slope of a curve at any point is equal to the derivative of the curves func
Problem Set 02
1) In a transportation problem, items are allocated from sources to destinations at a minimum
Main Heading: Solution of the Transportation Model
Key words: transportation problem
2) The linear programming model fo
Problem Set 01
1) The simplex method cannot be used to solve quadratic programming problems.
Main Heading: Converting the Model into Standard Form
Key words: simplex method
2) The simplex method is a general mathematical solution tech
Problem Set 08
1) A trend is a gradual, long-term, up or down movement of demand.
Page Ref: 682
Main Heading: Forecasting Components
Key words: trend, forecasting components
2) A seasonal pattern is an up-and-down repetitive movement
Problem Set 06
1) Markov analysis is a probabilistic technique.
Main Heading: The Characteristics of Markov Analysis
Key words: Markov analysis, probabilistic technique
2) Markov analysis is not a probabilistic technique.
Case Problem 1 - Constructing a Downtown Parking Lot in Draper
Annual recovery of capital cost ($) =
Annual employee salaries($) =
Total annual fixed costs =
Average parking fee per car ($) =
Variable cost per car (