Data Communications and Networking
Annotation As one of the fastest growing technologies in our culture today, data communications and networking presents a unique challenge for instructors. As both the number and types of students are increasing, it is essential to have a textbook that provides coverage of the latest advances, while presenting the material in a way that is accessible to students with little or no background in the field. Using a bottom-up approach, Data Communications and Networking presents this highly technical subject matter without relying on complex formulas by using a strong pedagogical approach supported by more than 700 figures. Now in its Fourth Edition, this textbook brings the beginning student right to the forefront of the latest advances in the field, while presenting the fundamentals in a clear, straightforward manner. Students will find better coverage, improved figures and better explanations on cutting-edge material. The "bottom-up" approach allows instructors to cover the material in one course, rather than having separate courses on data communications and networking.
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acknowledgment algorithm Alice amplitude analog signal application bandwidth bit rate block bytes cable called carrier channel Chapter checksum cipher client codeword collision communication congestion connection create data chunks data link layer data rate datagram dataword decryption defines delivery destination address detection devices digital signal discuss domain encoding encryption error control Ethernet example field Frame Relay frequency header host ICMP Ifthe implementation input interface Internet IP address IPv4 IPv6 kbps Mbps modulation multicast multiplexing network layer node ofthe option OSI model output packet path physical address physical layer port number protocol queue receiver request router routing table SCTP segment sender sent sequence number server shown in Figure shows slot SNMP SONET station subnet switch synchronous telephone topology traffic transmission transport layer unicast window