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Data and computer communications
Stallings, William.
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Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [2000]

Physical Description:
xx, 810 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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TK5105 .S73 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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For one- or two-semester courses in Computer Networks, Data Communications, and Communications Networks in CS, CIS, and Electrical Engineering departments.

This best-selling text offers a clear and comprehensive survey of the entire data and computer communications field including an up-to-date report on leading-edge technologies. Emphasizing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving protocol and network design, it explores in detail all the critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, local area networking, and protocol design. It covers the material in the Computer Communication Networks course of the joint ACM/IEEE Computing Curricula 1991.

Author Notes

William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 books on various aspects of these subjects. He has four times received the Best Computer Science Book of the Year Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, including for the fifth edition of Data and Computer Communications. He is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions. Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in computer science. All of his Prentice Hall titles can be found at the Prentice Hall Companion Website.

Table of Contents

0 Reader's Guide
I Overview
1 Data Communications and Networking Overview
2 Protocol Architecture
II Data Communications
3 Data Transmission
4 Guided and Wireless Transmission
5 Signal Encoding Techniques
6 Digital Data Communication Techniques
7 Data Link Control
8 Multiplexing
9 Spread Spectrum
III Wide Area Networks
10 Circuit Switching and Packet Switching
11 Asynchronous Transfer Mode
12 Routing in Switched Networks
13 Congestion Control in Switched Data Networks
14 Cellular Wireless Networks
IV Local Area Networks
15 Local Area Network Overview
16 High-Speed LANs
17 Wireless LANs
V Communications Architecture And Protocols
18 Internetwork Protocols
19 Internetwork Operation
20 Transport Protocols
21 Network Security
22 Distributed Applications
A RFCs Cited in This Book
B Fourier Analysis
C Projects for Teaching Data and Computer Communications