Data Communications Networking / Edition 4

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As one of the fastest growing technologies in our culture today, data communications and networking presents a unique challenge for instructors. As both the number and types of students are increasing, it is essential to have a textbook that provides coverage of the latest advances, while presenting the material in a way that is accessible to students with little or no background in the field. Using a bottom-up approach, Data Communications and Networking presents this highly technical subject matter without relying on complex formulas by using a strong pedagogical approach supported by more than 700 figures.

Now in its Fourth Edition, this textbook brings the beginning student right to the forefront of the latest advances in the field, while presenting the fundamentals in a clear, straightforward manner. Students will find better coverage, improved figures and better explanations on cutting-edge material.

The "bottom-up" approach allows instructors to cover the material in one course, rather than having separate courses on data communications and networking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073250328
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/9/2006
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Forouzan Networking Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1168
  • Sales rank: 854,226
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Overview of Data Communications and Networking
1 Introduction
2 Network Models
Part 2 Physical Layer and Media
3 Data and Signals
4 Digital Transmission
5 Analog Transmission
6 Bandwidth Utilization: Multiplexing and Spreading
7 Transmission Media
8 Switching
9 Using Telephone and Cable Networks for Data Transmission
Part 3 Data Link Layer
10 Error Detection and Correction
11 Data Link Control
12 Multiple Access
13 Wired LANs: Ethernet
14 Wireless LANs
15 Connecting LANs, Backbone Networks, and Virtual LANs
16 Wireless WANs: Cellular Telephone and Satellite Networks
18 Virtual Circuit Networks: Frame Relay and ATM
Part 4 Network Layer
19 Network Layer: Logical Addressing
20 Network Layer: Internet Protocol
21 Network Layer: Address Mapping, Error Reporting, and Multicasting
22 Network Layer: Delivery Forwarding, and Routing
Part 5 Transport Layer
23 Process-to-Process Delivery: UDP, TCP, and SCTP
24 Congestion Control and Quality of Service
Part 6 Application Layer
25 Domain Name System
26 Remote Logging, Electronic Mail, and File Transfer
27 WWW and HTTP
28 Network Management: SNMP
29 Multimedia
Part 7 Security
30 Cryptography
31 Network Security
32 Security in the Internet: IPSec, SSL/TLS, PGP, VPN, and Firewalls
Appendix A Unicode
Appendix B Numbering Systems
Appendix C Mathematical Review
Appendix D 8B/6T Code
Appendix E Telephone History
Appendix F Contact Addresses
Appendix G RFCs
Appendix H UDP and TCP Ports
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