Understanding Data Communications: From Fundamentals to Networking

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Wiley, Sep 27, 1991 - Technology & Engineering - 546 pages
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Data communications can be considered as the tether that binds modern society together. The impetus for this timely book is the importance and dependence upon communications. The author provides a detailed examination of its evolution, technology and future, focusing upon the characteristics, operation and utilization of data communications components that are the building blocks upon which networks are erected. Packed with illustrations, tables and schematic diagrams to fully explain concepts, theory and practice.

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Contents

Telegraph and Telephone Operations
11
Basic Circuit Parameters Measurement Units and Media
29
Fundamental Data Transmission Concepts
49
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About the author (1991)

Gilbert Held is an internationally recognized author and lecturer who specializes in the application of computer and communications technology. The author of over 40 books covering personal computers, data communications, and business trade topics, he is the only person to twice win the competitive Karp Interface Award. A winner, as well, of the American Publishers Institute and numerous other industry awards, Mr. Held was selected by Federal Computer Week as one of the top 100 persons in government, industry, and academia who has made a difference in the acquisition and use of computer systems. Among his other books are Voice Over Data Networks; Cisco Security Architecture; Cisco Router Performance Field Guide; and Voice/Data Internetworking, all from McGraw-Hill.

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