Principles of Computer Networks and Communications

ISBN-10: 0131672649

ISBN-13: 9780131672642

Edition: 2009

List price: $172.33
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Description: This book takes a historical approach that shows students how technologies have built upon each other so they have an appreciation of how and why current technologies exist. Beginning with an overview of the field, this text provides a historical context for information systems, setting the stage chapters that cover signaling, encoding, error-control, connections, and digital communications. Various networking technologies are also introduced to orient the reader to applications such as network security, wireless networks, and how to plan, design, and implement networks. This text is suitable for business professional who want an introduction to the field of information systems or to refresh their knowledge.

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Book details

List price: $172.33
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall Higher Education
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Introduction
The modern signal carriers: electricity, light, media, and impairments
Signal fundamentals
Encoding: representing information
Error control
Communications connections
Digital communication techniques
Comprehending networks
Local area networks (LANs)
Circuit switching, the telcos, and alternatives
Packet switched wide area networks (WANs)
Internetworking and the Internet
TCP/IP, associated Internet protocols and routing
Wireless networks
Network Security
Network Management
Planning, designing, and implementing a network
The future of network communications
Appendices
Glossary
Index
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