Data and Computer Communications

Data and Computer Communications

3.83 (227 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Hardback
By (author) 

List price: US$114.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


For a one/two-semester courses in Computer Networks, Data Communications, and Communications Networks in CS, CIS, and Electrical Engineering departments. With a focus on the most current technology and a convenient modular format, this best-selling text offers a clear and comprehensive survey of the entire data and computer communications field. 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 and Networking core course of the joint ACM/IEEE Computing Curricula more

Product details

  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 178.3 x 246.4 x 36.8mm | 1,360.79g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 7 Revised ed of US ed
  • glossary, references, index
  • 0131006819
  • 9780131006812

Table of contents

0. Reader's Guide. I. OVERVIEW. 1. Data Communications and Networking Overview. 2. Protocol Architecture. II. DATA COMMUNICATIONS. 3. Data Transmission. 4. Guided and Wireless Transmission. 5. Signal Encoding Techniques. 6. Digital Data Communication Techniques. 7. Data Link Control. 8. Multiplexing. 9. Spread Spectrum. III. WIDE AREA NETWORKS. 10. Circuit Switching and Packet Switching. 11. Asynchronous Transfer Mode. 12. Routing in Switched Networks. 13. Congestion Control in Switched Data Networks. 14. Cellular Wireless Networks. IV. LOCAL AREA NETWORKS. 15. Local Area Network Overview. 16. High-Speed LANs. 17. Wireless LANs. V. COMMUNICATIONS ARCHITECTURE AND PROTOCOLS. 18. Internetwork Protocols. 19. Internetwork Operation. 20. Transport Protocols. 21. Network Security. 22. Distributed Applications. APPENDICES. A. RFCs Cited in This Book. B. Fourier Analysis. C. Projects for Teaching Data and Computer Communications. Glossary. References. more

About William Stallings

William Stallings. On six occasions since 1966, The Textbook and Academic Authors Association has named William Stallings as author of the best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year. The 17 books and numerous articles that Dr. Stallings has written comprise an extraordinary contribution to understanding the constantly changing world of computer networking and computer architecture. An independent consultant, he functions as technical advisor to computer and networking manufacturers, software development firms and leading-edge government research institutions. Dr. Stallings received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from M.I.T. All of his Prentice Hall titles can he found at the Prentice Hall Companion more

Rating details

227 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 35% (80)
4 29% (66)
3 25% (56)
2 6% (14)
1 5% (11)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X