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Data Communications and Networking

© 2013
by Behrouz A. Forouzan

5th Edition 1264 Pages Hardback
9780073376226 0073376221
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Data Communications and Networking is designed to help students understand the basics of data communications and networking, and the protocols used in the Internet in particular by using the protocol layering of the Internet and TCP/IP protocol suite. Technologies related to data communication and networking may be the fastest growing in today's culture. The appearance of some new social networking applications is a testimony to this claim. In this Internet-oriented society, specialists need to be trained to run and manage the Internet, part of the Internet, or an organization's network that is connected to the Internet. 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 830 figures. Now in its Fifth 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.

Part I: Overview

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Network Models

Part 2: Physical Layer

Chapter 3 Introduction to Physical Layer

Chapter 4 Digital Transmission

Chapter 5 Analog Transmission

Chapter 6 Bandwidth Utilization: Multiplexing and Spreading Chapter 7 Transmission Media

Chapter 8 Switching

Part 3: Data Link Layer

Chapter 9 Introduction to Data-Link Layer

Chapter 10 Error Detection and Correction

Chapter 11 Data Link Control (DLC)

Chapter 12 Media Access Control (MAC)

Chapter 13 Wired LANs: Ethernet

Chapter 14 Other Wired Networks

Chapter 15 Wireless LANs

Chapter 16 Other Wireless Networks

Chapter 17 Connecting Devices and Virtual LANs

Part 4: Network Layer

Chapter 18 Introduction to Network Layer

Chapter 19 Network-Layer Protocols

Chapter 20 Unicast Routing

Chapter 21 Multicast Routing

Chapter 22 Next Generation IP

Part 5: Transport Layer

Chapter 23 Introduction to Transport Layer

Chapter 24 Internet Transport-Layer Protocols

Part 6: Application Layer

Chapter 25 Introduction to Application Layer

Chapter 26 Standard Client-Server Protocols

Chapter 27 Network Management

Chapter 28 Multimedia

Chapter 29 Peer-to-Peer Paradigm

Part 7: Topics Related to All Layers

Chapter 30 Quality of Service

Chapter 31 Cryptography and Network Security

Chapter 32 Internet Security


Appendix A Unicode

Appendix B Positioning Numbering System

Appendix C HTML, CSS, XML, and XSL

Appendix D A Touch of Probability

Appendix E Mathematical Review

Appendix F Miscellaneous Information

Appendix G 8B/6T Code

Appendix H Telephone History

New to this Edition

Changes is the End-of-Chapter Materials. Lab assignments have been added to some chapters. Applets have been posted in the book website to allow students to see some problems and protocols in action.

Money Saving eBook Available. To purchase an electronic eBook version of this title, visit (ISBN 0077445384). With the CourseSmart e Textbook version of this title, students can save money, reduce their impact on the environment, and access powerful web tools for learning. Faculty can also review and compare the full text online without having to wait for a print desk copy.

Retained Features

Visual Approach. The book presents highly technical subject matter without complex formulas by using a balance of text and figures. More than 830 figures accompanying the text provide a visual and intuitive opportunity for understanding the material.

Examples and Applications. Whenever appropriate, examples are included that that illustrate the concepts introduced in the text. Also, real-life applications are added throughout each chapter to keep the student motivated.

End of Chapter Materials. Each chapter ends with a set of materials that include Key Terms, Summary, Further Reading, Practice Set, Quizzes, Questions, Problems, Simulation Experiments, Applets, Lab Assignments, and some chapters include Programming Assignments.

An On-line Learning Center is available to provide extra material to both students and instructors. Some features of the on-line learning center include: PowerPoint Slides, Solutions, and Animated Figures from the text and solutions of odd-numbered problems for students. (even-numbered solutions for instructor are password protected)

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