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This book is designed for introductory one-semester or one-year courses in communications networks in upper-level undergraduate programs. The second half of the book can be used in more advanced courses. As pre-requisites the book assumes a general knowledge of computer systems and programming, and elementary calculus. The second edition expands on the success of the first edition by updating on technological changes in networks and responding to comprehensive market feedback.
Table of contents
1 Communication Networks and Services2 Layered Architectures3 Digital Transmission Fundamentals4 Circuit-Switching Networks5 Peer-to-Peer Protocols and Data Link Layer6 Medium Access Control Protocols and Local Area Networks7 Packet-Switching Networks8 TCP/IP9 ATM Networks10 Advanced Network Architectures11 Security Protocols12 Multimedia Information and NetworkingAppendix A Delay and Loss PerformanceAppendix B Network Management