Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, now in its 17th edition, has set the standard as the single best resource for students and professionals looking to brush up on how communication technologies have developed, grown, and converged, as well as what’s in store for the future.
The book covers the fundamentals of communication technology in five chapters that explain the communication technology ecosystem, its history, theories, structure, and regulations. Each chapter is written by experts who each provide a snapshot of an individual field. The book also dives into the latest developments in electronic mass media, computers, consumer electronics, networking, and telephony. Together, these updates provide a broad overview of these industries and examine the role communication technologies play in our everyday lives. In addition to substantial updates to each chapter, the 17th edition includes the first-ever chapter on Artificial Intelligence; updated user data in every chapter; an overview of industry structure, including recent and proposed mergers and acquisitions; and sidebars exploring sustainability and relevance of each technology to Gen Z.
Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals continues to be the industry-leading resource for both students and professionals seeking to understand how communication technologies have developed and where they are headed.
Table of Contents
Section I Fundamentals
1 The Communication Technology Ecosystem, August E. Grant, Ph.D.
2 A History of Communication Technologies, Yicheng Zhu, Ph.D. & Mengqi Wang, B.A.
3 Understanding Communication Technologies, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.
4 The Structure of the Communication Industries, August E. Grant, Ph.D.
5 Regulation and Communication Technologies, Eric P. Robinson, J.D., Ph.D.
Section II Electronic Mass Media
6 Digital Television & Video, Peter B. Seel, Ph.D.
7 Multichannel Television Services, Paul Driscoll, Ph.D. & Michel Dupagne, Ph.D.
8 Radio & Digital Audio, Heidi D. Blossom, Ph.D.
9 Digital Signage, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.
10 Cinema Technologies, Michael R. Ogden, Ph.D.
Section III Computers & Consumer Electronics
11 Computers, Glenda Alvarado, Ph.D.
12 Automotive Telematics, Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, Ph.D. & Angeline J. Taylor, M.S.
13 Virtual and Augmented Reality, Rebecca Ormond, M.F.A.
14 Video Games, Isaac Pletcher, M.F.A.
15 Home Video, Matthew J. Haught, Ph.D.
16 Digital Imaging & Photography, Michael Scott Sheerin, M.S.
17 eHealth, Sharon Baldinelli, M.P.H.
18 Esports, Max Grubb, Ph.D.
19 Ebooks, Steven J. Dick, Ph.D.
Section IV Networking Technologies
20 Telephony, William R. Davie, Ph.D.
21 The Internet, Hsuan Yuan Huang, Ph.D.
22 The Internet of Things, Jeffrey S. Wilkinson, Ph.D.
23 Social Media, Rachel Stuart, Ph.D.
24 Big Data, Tony R. DeMars, Ph.D.
25 Artificial Intelligence, Ching‐Hua Chuan, Ph.D.
Section V Conclusions
26 Other New Technologies, Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.
27 Your Future & Communication Technologies, August E. Grant, Ph.D.
Glossary and Updates can be found on the
Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals website: http://www.tfi.com/ctu/