Mathematical Foundations of Computer Networking / Edition 1

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Mathematical techniques pervade current research in computer networking, yet are not taught to most computer science undergraduates. This self-contained, highly-accessible book bridges the gap, providing the mathematical grounding students and professionals need to successfully design or evaluate networking systems. The only book of its kind, it brings together information previously scattered amongst multiple texts. It first provides crucial background in basic mathematical tools, and then illuminates the specific theories that underlie computer networking. Coverage includes:
• Basic probability: Bayes' rule, random variables, distributions, expectations, theorems, and Bayesian networks
• Statistics: sampling, population parameters, comparing outcomes, fitting, dependence, and managing large data sets
• Linear Algebra: vectors, matrices, matrix algebra, linear equations, Cramers theorem, linear transformations, and more
• Optimization: linear, non-linear, Lagrangian, and many other techniques, including genetic algorithms
• Signals, Systems, and Transforms, including Fourier series and transforms, Laplace transforms, DFT, FFT, and Z transforms
• Queuing theory: stochastic and Markov processes; Markov analysis, M/M/1 queues
• Game Theory: preferences, utilities, terminologies, solution concepts, mechanism design
• Control theory: system modeling, digital control, design techniques, and stability
• Information theory: information, entropy, channels, and more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321792105
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 4/29/2012
  • Series: Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Srinivasan Keshav is a professor and a Canada Research Chair at the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada. He was previously member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, associate professor at Cornell, and cofounder of three start-ups. He is author of a graduate textbook on computer networking and the editor of ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review. Keshav has been awarded the Director's Gold Medal at IIT Delhi, the Sakrison Prize at UC Berkeley, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, two Test-of-Time paper awards and Best Paper awards at both ACM SIGCOMM and ACM MOBICOM. Keshav received a Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Probability

Chapter 2: Statistics

Chapter 3: Linear Algebra

Chapter 4: Optimization

Chapter 5: Signals, Systems, and Transforms

Chapter 6: Stochastic Processes and Queueing Theory

Chapter 7: Game Theory

Chapter 8: Elements of Control Theory

Chapter 9: Information Theory

Appendix: Solutions to Exercises


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