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Communications and Networking

An Introduction

Cowley, John

2007, VII, 230 p.


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Communications and Networking: An Introduction provides a clear and easy to follow treatment of the subject, written specifically for undergraduates who have no previous experience in the field. The author takes a step by step approach, with examples and exercises designed to give the reader increased confidence in using and understanding communications systems.

Topics covered include communications technologies, networking models and standards, local area and wide area networks, network protocols, TCP/IP-based networks and network management.

Key features:

• Includes plenty of material on wireless communications, both fixed and mobile

• Offers coverage of network security

• Features many explanatory diagrams

• Incorporates a comprehensive glossary

Written by John Cowley, a lecturer with many years' experience teaching undergraduate programmes, the text takes the reader through the essentials of networking and provides a comprehensive, reliable and thorough treatment of the subject.

The Author's website http://www.fcet.staffs.ac.uk/jc9 provides further material in the form of solutions, further examples and other relevant subject materials.

Content Level » Lower undergraduate

Keywords » Internet - Local Area Network - Standards - TCP/IP - WWW - Wide Area Network - network management

Related subjects » Communication Networks

Table of contents 

Communications Technologies.- Networking Models and Standards.- Local Area Networks.- Wide Area Networks.- Network Protocols.- Internet Application Layer Protocols.- Network Security.- Network Management.- Wireless Networks.

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