A First Course, Second Edition
Jean Walrand, UNIV OF CALIF-BERKELEY
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©1998 / Hardcover / 352 pages
The second edition of Communication Networks is designed for junior level engineering and computer science students with no prior knowledge of communication theory and computer networks. It is self-contained and fuses together descriptions of concrete networks with a conceptual understanding of the subject to further student understanding.
New to This Edition
- History of voice and data communications is covered in chapter 1.
- The seven OSI layers are discussed in chapter 4-7.
- Integrated Service Networks in chapter 9 provide clear explanations that enable students to progress onto more advanced course discussions of integrated service networks.
- In chapter 10, students are taught to recognize the advantages and limitations inherent in Networks such as Ethernet, Token Ring, Internet, and DQDB.
- The appendices includes Advanced Communications network material.
Table of Contents
2 The Way Networks Work
4 Local Area Networks
5 Asynchronous Transfer Mode
6 Data Link Layer and Retransmission Protocols
7 Physical Layer
10 Performance Evaluation and Monitoring