Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary (Advanced and Emerging Communications Technologies Series)

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From fundamental physics concepts to the World Wide Web, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition describes protocols, computer and telephone devices, basic security concepts, and Internet-related legislation, along with capsule biographies of the pioneering inventors who developed the technologies that changed our world. The new edition offers even more than the acclaimed and bestselling ...

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Overview

From fundamental physics concepts to the World Wide Web, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition describes protocols, computer and telephone devices, basic security concepts, and Internet-related legislation, along with capsule biographies of the pioneering inventors who developed the technologies that changed our world. The new edition offers even more than the acclaimed and bestselling first edition, including:

  • Thousands of new definitions and existing definitions updated and expanded
  • Expanded coverage, from telegraph and radio technologies to modern wireline and mobile telephones, optical technologies, PDAs, and GPS-equipped devices
  • More than 100 new charts and illustrations
  • Expanded appendices with categorized RFC listings
  • Categorized charts of ITU-T Series Recommendations that facilitate online lookups
  • Hundreds of Web URLs and descriptions for major national and international standards and trade organizations

Clear, comprehensive, and current, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition is your key to understanding a rapidly evolving field that, perhaps more than any other, shapes the way we live.

From fundamental physics concepts to the World Wide Web, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition describes protocols, computer and telephone devices, basic security concepts, and Internet-related legislation, along with capsule biographies of the pioneering inventors who developed the technologies that changed our world. The new edition offers even more than the acclaimed and bestselling first edition, including:·Thousands of new definitions and existing definitions updated and expanded ·Expanded coverage, from telegraph and radio technologies to modern wireline and mobile telephones, optical technologies, PDAs, and GPS-equipped devices·More than 100 new charts and illustrations·Expanded appendices with categorized RFC listings·Categorized charts of ITU-T Series Recommendations that facilitate online lookups·Hundreds of Web URLs and descriptions for major national and international standards and trade organizationsClear, comprehensive, and current, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition is your key to understanding a rapidly evolving field that, perhaps more than any other, shapes the way we live.

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Entries in this illustrated reference for professionals, students, and general readers describe the protocols, devices, concepts, and legislation relevant to modern telecommunications. This second edition contains many new and updated definitions, about 35% more content than the first edition, and offers expanded coverage of the latest technological advances in addition to an emphasis on the historical evolution of communications technologies. There are some 100 new charts and illustrations and a new acronym dictionary. Petersen is a technology consultant and author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

ALPHABETIC LISTINGS
NUMERALS
APPENDICES
Telecommunications Timeline
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
ITU-T Series Recommendations
List of World Wide Web Search Engines
List of Internet Domain Name Extensions
List of Request for Comments (RFC)
Bibliography
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Telephone Area Codes
Dial Equivalents, Radio Alphabet, Morse Code, Metric Prefixes/Values
ASCII Character and Control Codes

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