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Understanding data communications : from fundamentals to networking

Author: Gilbert Held
Publisher: Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Aimed at the senior level undergraduate and graduate computer science student, this book provides an introduction to the field of data communications. Assuming no prior knowledge of the field, it  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Held, Gilbert, 1943-
Understanding data communications.
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©2000
(OCoLC)606495347
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Held
ISBN: 0471627453 9780471627456
OCLC Number: 43903626
Language Note: English.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 852 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Communications in a modern society --
Basic telegraph and telephone operations --
Basic circuit parameters, measurement units and media overview --
Fundamental data transmission concepts --
Terminals, workstations and WAN and LAN networking overview --
Representative standards organizations: the OSI reference model --
The physical layer, cables, connectors, plugs and jacks --
Basic transmission devices: line drivers, modems, and service units --
Regulators and carriers --
Transmission errors: causes, measurements and correction methods --
The WAN data link layer --
Increasing WAN line utilization --
Local area networks --
Basic LAN internetworking --
Digital transmission systems and equipment --
Network architecture --
Packet networks --
Communications software --
Fiber-optic, satellite and wireless terrestrial communications --
Evolving technologies.
Responsibility: Gilbert Held.
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