The Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition (Google eBook)

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J.K. Petersen
CRC Press, May 29, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 1088 pages
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From fundamental physics concepts to the World Wide Web, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition describes protocols, computer and telephone devices, basic security concepts, and Internet-related legislation, along with capsule biographies of the pioneering inventors who developed the technologies that changed our world. The new edition offers even more than the acclaimed and bestselling first edition, including:

  • Thousands of new definitions and existing definitions updated and expanded
  • Expanded coverage, from telegraph and radio technologies to modern wireline and mobile telephones, optical technologies, PDAs, and GPS-equipped devices
  • More than 100 new charts and illustrations
  • Expanded appendices with categorized RFC listings
  • Categorized charts of ITU-T Series Recommendations that facilitate online lookups
  • Hundreds of Web URLs and descriptions for major national and international standards and trade organizations

    Clear, comprehensive, and current, the Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition is your key to understanding a rapidly evolving field that, perhaps more than any other, shapes the way we live.
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    Contents

    Alphabetical Listings
    1
    Numerals
    1025
    Appendixes
    1031
    A Telecommunications Timeline
    1032
    B Asynchronous Transfer Mode ATM
    1035
    C ITUT Series Recommendations
    1039
    D List of World Wide Web Search Engines
    1040
    E List of Internet Domain Name Extensions
    1041
    F List of Request for Comments RFC Documents
    1043
    G Bibliography
    1052
    H Acronyms and Abbreviations
    1054
    I Telephone Area Codes
    1069
    J Dial Equivalents Radio Alphabet Morse Code Metric PrefixesValues
    1072
    K ASCII Character and Control Codes
    1073
    Copyright

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    Page 30 - Albedo The ratio of the amount of electromagnetic radiation reflected by a body to the amount incident upon it, commonly expressed as a percentage.
    Page xi - IP/UDP bootstrap protocol that allows a diskless client machine to discover its own IP address, the address of a server host, and the name of a file to be loaded into memory and executed. DHCP RFC 2131 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
    Page 22 - The term advanced telecommunications capability is defined, without regard to any transmission media or technology, as high-speed, switched, broadband telecommunications capability that enables users to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video telecommunications using any technology.

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