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ISBN: 9780073376226 / 0073376221
Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: FEB-12
Pages: 1264

Copyright: 2013
Edition: 5
Format: Hardback
Data Communications and Networking

Behrouz Forouzan
(Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, De Anza College, California )


About the book

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.

Key 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)
  • 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.

  • Table of contents

    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



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