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Overview

Data communications and computer networks are becoming increasingly more important—today's business world could not function without either. DATABASE COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS offers a balance between technical and practical aspects of data communication. Business managers, computer programmers, system designers, and home computer users alike need a through understanding of the basic features, operations, and limitations of different types of computer networks. DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS introduces concepts that help the reader achieve an in-depth understanding of the often complex topic of data communications and computer networks by balancing the more technical aspects and the everyday practical aspects. The sixth edition retains many of the elements that made the fifth edition so popular, including readability and coverage of the most current technologies. This book offers full coverage of wireless technologies, industry convergence, compression techniques, network security, LAN technologies, VoIP, and expanded coverage of error detection and correction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538452618
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,323,467
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Curt M. White is an associate professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University, where he has been since 1988. Currently in his 37th year of teaching, he previously taught at Wayne State University, Illinois State University, Purdue University-Fort Wayne, and Dominican University. Dr. White has published more than 30 articles on computer science and computer science education, two chapters in books, and two college textbooks. In 1997, he chaired the ACM SIGCSE's national conference on computer science education and more recently served as president of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges. He completed a bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. in computer science from Wayne State University.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Computer Networks and Data Communications. 2. Fundamentals of Data and Signals. 3. Conducted and Wireless Media. 4. Making Connections. 5. Making Connections Efficient: Multiplexing and Compression. 6. Errors, Error Detection, and Error Controls. 7. Local Area Networks: The Basics. 8. Local Area Networks: Software and Support Systems. 9. Introduction to Metropolitan Area Networks and Wide Area Networks. 10. The Internet. 11. Voice and Data Delivery Networks. 12. Network Security. 13. Network Design and Management.

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