DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER NETWORKS

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Nov 2, 2013 - Computers - 832 pages
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Primarily intended as a text for undergraduate courses in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Science, IT courses, and Computer Applications, this up-to-date and accessible text gives an indepth analysis of data communications and computer networks in an easy-to-read style. Though a new title, it is a completely revised and fully updated version of the author’s earlier book Data Communications. The rapid strides made during the last decade in the fields of data communication and networking, and the close link between these two subjects have prompted the author to add several chapters on computer networks in this text. The book gives a masterly analysis of topics ranging from the principles of data transmission to computer networking applications. It also provides standard protocols, thereby enabling to bridge the gap between theory and practice. What’s more, it correlates the network protocols to the concepts, which are explained with the help of numerous examples to facilitate students’ understanding of the subject. This well-organized text presents the latest developments in the field and details current topics of interest such as Multicasting, MPLS, IPv6, Gigabit Ethernets, IPSec, SSL, Auto-negotiation, Wireless LANs, Network security, Differentiated services, and ADSL. Besides students, the practicing professionals would find the book to be a valuable resource. The book, in its second edition introduces a full chapter on Quality of Service, highlighting the meaning, parameters and functions required for quality of service. This book is recommended in Kaziranga University, Nagaland, IIT Guwahati, Assam and West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), West Bengal for B.Tech. Key Features • The book is self-contained and student friendly. • The sequential organization lends flexibility in designing courses on the subject. • Large number of examples, diagrams and tables illustrate the concepts discussed in the text. • Numerous exercises (with answers), a list of acronyms, and references to protocol standards.
 

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Contents

Data Communication Concepts and Terminology
1
Transmission Media
35
Telephone Network
65
Data Line Devices
102
Error Control
153
Network Architecture
186
Teh Physical Layer
213
The Data Link Layer
242
Virtual CIrcuit Packet Switching Network
496
Internet Protocol IP
545
Routing Protocols
592
Multicasting and Multiprotocol Label Switching MPLS
640
Transport Layer
667
Network Security
695
Application Layer
726
Quality of Service
761

Data Link Protocols
281
Local Area Network
322
IEEE 8023 Ethernets
341
Token Passing Local Area Networks
380
Wireless Local Area Networks
412
Bridges and layer2 Switches
440
Network Layer
469
Bibliography
811
Answers to Selected Exercises
813
List of Accronyms
827
Index
833
Back cover
849
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PRAKASH C. GUPTA is Head, Department of Information Technology, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune. Earlier he was Head, Data Networks, Reliance Infocomm Ltd. Also, a recipient of Gold Medal, from the Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communications, Prakash C. Gupta was one of the panelist in World Telecom 2000 held in Geneva. He has a rich and varied experience in research, engineering and operating telecommunications and data networks.

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