Networking Fundamentals: Wide, Local and Personal Area Communications

Название: Networking Fundamentals: Wide, Local and Personal Area Communications
Автор: Kaveh Pahlavan
Издательство: Wiley
Год: 2009
Страниц: 656
Формат: PDF
Размер: 12 Mb
Язык: English

Focusing on the physical layer, Networking Fundamentalsprovides essential information on networking technologies that areused in both wired and wireless networks designed for local areanetworks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs). The book starts withan overview of telecommunications followed by four parts, eachincluding several chapters. Part I explains the principles ofdesign and analysis of information networks at the lowest layers.It concentrates on the characteristics of the transmission media,applied transmission and coding, and medium access control. PartsII and III are devoted to detailed descriptions of important WANsand LANs respectively with Part II describing the wired Ethernetand Internet as well as cellular networks while Part III coverspopular wired LANs and wireless LANs (WLANs), as well as wirelesspersonal area network (WPAN) technologies. Part IV concludes byexamining security, localization and sensor networking. Thepartitioned structure of the book allows flexibility in teachingthe material, encouraging the reader to grasp the more simpleconcepts and to build on these foundations when moving onto morecomplex information.
Networking Fundamentals contains numerous illustrations,case studies and tables to supplement the text, as well asexercises with solutions at the end of each chapter. There is alsoa companion website with password protected solutions manual forinstructors along with other useful resources.

Provides a unique holistic approach covering wirelesscommunication technologies, wired technologies and networking
One of the first textbooks to integrate all aspects ofinformation networks while placing an emphasis on the physicallayer and systems engineering aspects
Contains numerous illustrations, case studies and tables tosupplement the text, as well as exercises with solutions at the endof each chapter
Companion website with password protected solutions manual andother useful resources

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