Data & Computer Communications

Data & Computer Communications : United States Edition

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For one- or two-semester courses in Computer Networks, Data Communications, and Communications Networks in CS, CIS, and Electrical Engineering departments.This best-selling text offers a clear and comprehensive survey of the entire data and computer communications field-including an up-to-date report on leading-edge technologies. Emphasizing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving protocol and network design, it explores in detail all the critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, local area networking, and protocol design. It covers the material in the Computer Communication Networks course of the joint ACM/IEEE Computing Curricula 1991.
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  • Hardback | 810 pages
  • 182.9 x 241.3 x 38.1mm | 1,315.43g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 6th edition
  • 0130843709
  • 9780130843708

Table of contents

I. OVERVIEW. 1. Introduction. 2. Protocols and Architecture. II. DATA COMMUNICATIONS. 3. Data Transmission. 4. Transmission Media. 5. Data Encoding. 6. The Datacommunication Interface. 7. Data Link Control. 8. Multiplexing. III. WIDE-AREA NETWORKS. 9. Circuit Switching. 10. Packet Switching. 11. ATM and Frame Relay. 12. Congestion Control in Data Networks. IV. LOCAL AREA NETWORKS. 13. LAN Technology. 14. LAN Systems. V. COMMUNICATIONS ARCHITECTURE AND PROTOCOLS. 15. Internet Protocols. 16. Internetwork Operation. 17. Transport Protocols. 18. Network Security. 19. Distributed Applications. Appendix A. ISDN and Broadband ISDN. Appendix B. RFCs Cited in This Book. Appendix C. Projects for Teaching Data and Computer Communications. Glossary. References. Index.
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About William Stallings

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 books on various aspects of these subjects. He has four times received the Best Computer Science Book of the Year Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, including for the fifth edition of Data and Computer Communications. He is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in computer science. All of his Prentice Hall titles can be found at the Prentice Hall Companion Website.
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