Computer Networks

Computer Networks : International Edition

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Appropriate for courses titled Computer Networking or Introduction to Networking at both the undergraduate and graduate level in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, CIS, MIS, and Business Departments.In this highly anticipated revision, Tanenbaum takes a structured approach to explaining how networks work from the inside out. He starts with an explanation of the physical layer of networking, computer hardware and transmission systems; then works his way up to network applications. Tanenbaum's in-depth application coverage includes email; the domain name system; the World Wide Web (both client- and server-side); and multimedia (including voice over IP, Internet radio video on demand, video conferencing, and streaming media. Each chapter follows a consistent approach: Tanenbaum presents key principles, then illustrates them utilizing real-world example networks that run through the entire book-the Internet, and wireless networks, including Wireless LANs, broadband wireless and Bluetooth. This new Fourth Edition contains a new chapter devoted exclusively to network security. The textbook is supplemented by a Solutions Manual, as well as a Website containing PowerPoint slides, art in various forms, and other tools for instruction, including a protocol simulator whereby students can develop and test their own network protocols.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 181 x 235 x 30mm | 1,278g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130384887
  • 9780130384881
  • 570,559

About Andrew S. Tanenbaum

ANDREW S. TANENBAUM is Professor of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Scientific Director of ASCI, a Dutch graduate school established by leading universities throughout the Netherlands. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the ACM. Other books Tanenbaum has authored or co-authored include Structured Computer Organization, Fourth Edition; Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Second Edition; Modern Operating Systems, Second Edition; and Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms (all from Prentice Hall).
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Table of contents

Preface. 1 Introduction. Uses of Computer Networks. Network Hardware. Network Software. Reference Models. Example Networks. Network Standardization. Metric Units. Outline of the Rest of the Book. Summary.2 The Physical Layer. The Theoretical Basis For Data Communication. Guided Transmission Media. Wireless Transmission. Communication Satellites. The Public Switched Telephone Network. The Mobile Telephone System. Cable Television. Summary.3 The Data Link Layer. Data Link Layer Design Issues. Error Detection and Correction. Elementary Data Link Protocols. Sliding Window Protocols. Protocol Verification. Example Data Link Protocols. Summary.4. The Medium Access Control Sublayer. The Channel Allocation Problem. Multiple Access Protocols. Ethernet. Wireless Lans. Broadband Wireless. Bluetooth. Data Link Layer Switching. Summary.5. The Network Layer. Network Layer Design Issues. Routing Algorithms. Congestion Control Algorithms. Quality of Service. Internetworking. The Network Layer in the Internet. Summary.6. The Transport Layer. The Transport Service. Elements of Transport Protocols. A Simple Transport Protocol. The Internet Transport Protocols: UDP. The Internet Transport Protocols: TCP. Performance Issues. Summary.7. The Application Layer. DNS-he Domain Name System. Electronic Mail. The World Wide Web. Multimedia. Summary.8. Network Security. Cryptography. Symmetric-Key Algorithms. Public-Key Algorithms. Digital Signatures. Management of Public Keys. Communication Security. Authentication Protocols. E-Mail Security. Web Security. Social Issues. Summary.9. Reading List and Bibliography. Suggestions For Further Reading. Alphabetical Bibliography.Index.
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