Data Communications

Data Communications : An Overview

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For a one-semester/quarter survey course in Introduction to Data Communications, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology, or Computer Network Management. Also suitable for a two-semester course with extensive laboratories. Requires some prerequisite course work in trigonometry, communications (including modulation techniques and Fourier analysis).Concentrating on protocol differences and the reasons for different protocols, this straightforward text provides a solid overview in data communications, covering a wide range of subjects in sufficient depth to provide students with a basic, working knowledge of the more

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  • Paperback | 353 pages
  • 196.9 x 243.3 x 22.1mm | 766.58g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130798622
  • 9780130798626

Table of contents

1. Basics. 2. Transmission Mediums and the Physical Layer. 3. The Data Link Layer (DLL). 4. Local Area Networks (LANs). 5. Network Operating Systems (NOSs). 6. LAN Interconnection. 7. The Public Switched Telephone System (PSTN). 8. Multiplexing and Codecs. 9. Modulation and Modems. 10. T Carrier. 11. Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN). 12. High-Speed Data to Office and Home. 13. Cellular Communications. 14. Binary Synchronous Control (BSC) or BiSync. 15. X.25 and Frame Relay. 16. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and SONET. 17. SNA, TCP/IP, and Murphy's Law. 18. TCP/IP and the Internet. 19. Systems Network Architecture (SNA). Appendix 1: Cyclic Redundant Code (CRC). Appendix 2: Decibels and Power. Appendix 3: Queue Theory. Appendix 4: Fourier Series. Appendix 5: Wide Area Protocols (WAN). Appendix 6: Data Communications Experiments. Glossary. more