Communication Networks : Fundamental Concepts and Key Architectures / Edition 2

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Overview

This book is designed for introductory one-semester or one-year courses in communications networks in upper-level undergraduate programs. The second half of the book can be used in more advanced courses. As pre-requisites the book assumes a general knowledge of computer systems and programming, and elementary calculus. The second edition expands on the success of the first edition by updating on technological changes in networks and responding to comprehensive market feedback.

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This text for introductory courses in communication networks addresses networks from a top-down approach. The book presents an overview of communications networks and the fundamental concepts of the field, as well as advanced topics and detailed network architectures. Individual chapters discuss issues like layered architectures, digital transmission fundamentals, transmission systems, packet-switching networks, ATM networks, and security protocols. Appendixes also include network performance models and an introduction to network management. Leon-Garcia teaches at the University of Toronto. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072463521
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/16/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 928
  • Sales rank: 1,052,724
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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