Fundamentals of Telecommunications / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Telecommunications / Edition 1

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by Roger L. Freeman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471296996

ISBN-13: 9780471296997

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

"Fundamentals of Telecommunications, Second Edition discusses innovative advances needed to understand the ever-growing telecommunications industry: general concepts in telecommunications, including what connectivity is and what nodes do; voice networks embodied by the public switched telecommunications network (PSTN); digital transmission and networks; data…  See more details below

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"Fundamentals of Telecommunications, Second Edition discusses innovative advances needed to understand the ever-growing telecommunications industry: general concepts in telecommunications, including what connectivity is and what nodes do; voice networks embodied by the public switched telecommunications network (PSTN); digital transmission and networks; data communications and enterprise networks; and switching and signaling, transmission transport, cable television, cellular/PCS, and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM)." With updated review exercises and references provided at the end of each chapter, this is an excellent resource for students and professionals who need to understand the tremendous impact and potential of telecommunications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471296997
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing Series, #43
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 10.31(h) x 1.47(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introductory concepts1
Ch. 2Signals convey intelligence19
Ch. 3Quality of service and telecommunication impairments41
Ch. 4Transmission and switching : cornerstones of a network55
Ch. 5Transmission aspects of voice telephony89
Ch. 6Digital networks107
Ch. 7Signaling149
Ch. 8Local and long-distance networks169
Ch. 9Concepts in transmission transport195
Ch. 10Data communications251
Ch. 11Enterprise networks I : local area networks291
Ch. 12Enterprise networks II : wide area networks315
Ch. 13Metropolitan area networks341
Ch. 14CCITT signaling system no. 7361
Ch. 15Voice-over packets in a packet network387
Ch. 16Television transmission403
Ch. 17Community antenna television (cable television)431
Ch. 18Cellular and PCS radio systems457
Ch. 19Advanced broadband digital transport formats489
Ch. 20Asynchronous transfer mode511
Ch. 21Network management539
App. AReview of fundamentals of electricity with telecommunication applications575
App. BA review of mathematics for telecommunication applications603
App. CLearning decibels and their applications615

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Fundamentals of Telecommunications 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Fundamental of Telecommunications' introduces the reader how telecommunication systems work. It has been crafted with the newcomer in mind. The eighteen chapters of text have been prepared for high-school graduates who understand algebra, logarithms and basic electrical principles such as Ohm's law. However, many user require support in these areas so Appendices A and B review the essentials of electricity and mathematics through logarithms. The material was placed in the appendices so as not to distract from the main theme: the technology of telecommunications systems. To meet my stated objective, whereby the text acts as a tutor for those with no experience in telecommunications, every term and concept are carefully explained. Nearly all terminology can be traced to the latest edition of the IEEE dictionary. Other tools I use are analogies and real-life experiences. We hear the expression 'going back to basics.' The book addresses the basics and is written in such a way that brings along the novice. The structure of the book is purposeful; later chapters build on earlier material. The book begins with some general concepts in telecommunications: What is connectivity, What do nodes do? From there we move on to the voice network embodied in the public switched telecommunications network (PSTN), digital transmission and networks, an introduction to data communications, followed by enterprise networks. It continues with switching and signaling. These topics were located after our generic discussion of data networks. The novice would be lost in the explanation of Signaling System No. 7 without a basic understanding of data communications. I have borrowed heavily from my many enriching years giving seminars, both at Northeastern University and at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The advantage of the classroom is that the instructor can stop to reiterate or explain a sticky point. No so with a book. As a result I have made every effort to spot those difficult issues, and then give clear explanations. Brevity has been a challenge to me. Telecommunications is developing explosively. My goal has been to hit the high points and leave details to my other texts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the second chapter the author states that in the old days of telephony transmission and switching were sperate disciplines with strong demarcation between them. This book seems to preserve the distinction. The emphasis is on transmission technologies. Switching and the protocol issues surrounding signaling, network management, configuration and service provisioning are treated only lightly if at all. For example the messages sent in Signaling System 7 (SS7) are detailed but there is no example of the protocols and how these messages are used to set up calls. The material on data communications protocols is nearly useless once one rises above the bits on the wire. Data link protocols are only presented in outline and no useful information is provided about network layer routing or transport protocols. Now having said all of that I must add that it is an excellent introduction to telephony transmission. If you want to know how to build line of sight microwave links or how to manage noise in CATV systems or the many possible imparements of mobile telephone radio signals it's all here very clear and understandable. It is difficult to determine the intended audience. My guess is that this might be a good introduction for people who intend to work as linemen for the phone company. Others are likely to be dissapointed. I was hoping for a more comprehensive introduction especially considering the premium price.