Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
Introductory textbook in this area, sufficient for undergraduates but also accessible for business professionals
Second edition revised and updated with new content
Supported by downloadable exercises with solutions, and teaching slides
Computer communications and networks are an integral part of any computer science degree, with the technology growing ever more pervasive in modern life.
This clear and easy-to-follow textbook presents a detailed introduction to the essentials of networking and communications technologies, supported by numerous diagrams, examples and exercises designed to increase confidence in using and understanding communications systems. Thoroughly revised and updated, this much-anticipated new edition retains the popular step-by-step approach of the original, organised to help those without a strong knowledge of the subject matter to grasp the material quickly.
Topics and features:
Provides chapter-ending summaries and review questions, an Appendix on TCP/IP packet formats and an expanded Glossary
Supplies supplementary material at the associated Springer website, including teaching slides, solutions to the end-of-chapter questions and supplementary exercises with solutions
Presents a greater emphasis on mobile computing and network security, and extended coverage of IPv6 (NEW)
Discusses networking models and standards, local area and wide area networks, network protocols, TCP/IP-based networks, network management and wireless communications
Examines grid and cloud computing, microblogging, mobile ad hoc networks, near-field communication, Power over Ethernet and the Ground Positioning System (NEW)
Written specifically for undergraduate students of computing with no previous experience in the field, this comprehensive and authoritative textbook draws upon the author’s many years of teaching experience.