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Communications and Networking

An Introduction

By John Cowley

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The second edition of this book adds new and revised material to the step-by-step organization, chapter summaries and review questions that distinguish the original. Covers IPv6, wireless network management, mobile, grid and cloud computing and more.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4471-4356-7
  • 254 Pages
  • User Level: Students
  • Publication Date: September 14, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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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).
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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

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