Understanding Data Communications: From Fundamentals to Networking
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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Telegraph and Telephone Operations
Basic Circuit Parameters Measurement Units and Media
Fundamental Data Transmission Concepts
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