Now in its third edition, Computer Communications is a comprehensive introduction to digital communications for students of computing and electronic engineering. It includes full up-to-date coverage of subjects such as local and wide area networks and integrated services digital network (ISDN). New material on the crucial topics of standards, protocols and network management has been added. The text assumes a general background in computing but no previous exposure to electronic communication theory is required. With its worked examples, student questions, learning objectives, chapter summaries and directed further reading, Computer Communications is the ideal course textbook.
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