Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice CONTENIDO: Fundamentals. -- Introduction. -- Fading channel characterization and modeling. -- Types of communication. -- Mathematical tools. -- Alternative representations of classical functions. -- Useful expressions for evaluating average error probability performance. -- New representations of some probability density and cumulative distribution functions for correlative fading applications. -- Optimum reception and performance evaluation. -- Optimum receivers for fading channels. -- Performance of single-channel receivers. -- Performance of multichannel receivers. -- Multiuser communication systems. -- Outage performance of multiuser communication systems. -- Optimum combining - a diversity technique for communication over fading channels in the presence of interference. -- Direct-sequence code-division multiple access (DS-CDMA). -- CODED communication systems. -- Coded communication over fading channels. -- Multichannel transmission - transmit diversity and space-time coding. -- Capacity of fading channels.