Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Communications and Networking

An Introduction

Authors: Cowley, John

  • 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
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About this Textbook

This textbook presents a detailed introduction to the essentials of networking and communications technologies. Revised and updated, this new edition retains the step-by-step approach of the original, organised to help those without a strong knowledge of the subject matter. 
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).

About the authors

Now retired, Dr. John Cowley was formally a lecturer in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cowley, John

    Pages 1-4

  • Communications Technologies

    Cowley, John

    Pages 5-34

  • Networking Models and Standards

    Cowley, John

    Pages 35-45

  • Local Area Networks

    Cowley, John

    Pages 47-64

  • Wide Area Networks

    Cowley, John

    Pages 65-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communications and Networking
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4357-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4357-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4356-7
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 235
Number of Illustrations and Tables
176 b/w illustrations
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