Communications and Networking: An Introduction (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science 2nd ed. 2013)

Communications and Networking: An Introduction (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science 2nd ed. 2013)

By: John Cowley (author)Paperback

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This textbook presents a detailed introduction to the essentials of networking and communications technologies. Revised and updated, this new edition retains the step-by-step approach of the original, organised to help those without a strong knowledge of the subject matter. Features: provides chapter-ending summaries and review questions, an Appendix on TCP/IP packet formats and an expanded Glossary; supplies supplementary material at the associated Springer website, including teaching slides, solutions to the end-of-chapter questions and supplementary exercises with solutions; presents a greater emphasis on mobile computing and network security, and extended coverage of IPv6 (NEW); discusses networking models and standards, local area and wide area networks, network protocols, TCP/IP-based networks, network management and wireless communications; examines grid and cloud computing, microblogging, mobile ad hoc networks, near-field communication, Power over Ethernet and the Ground Positioning System (NEW).

About Author

Now retired, Dr. John Cowley was formally a lecturer in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.


Introduction.- 1: Communications Technologies.- 2: Networking Models and Standards.- 3: Local Area Networks.- 4: Wide Area Networks.- 5: Network Protocols.- 6: Internet Application Layer Protocols.- 7: Network Security.- 8: Network Management.- 9: Wireless Networks.

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  • ISBN13: 9781447143567
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 235
  • ID: 9781447143567
  • weight: 421
  • ISBN10: 1447143566
  • edition: 2nd ed. 2013

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