Wireless Communications & Networks

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For courses in wireless networking, wireless communications, wireless data communications or wireless technology in departments of Computer Science, Engineering, IT, and Continuing Education.The rapid growth of mobile telephone use, various satellite services, and the wireless Internet are generating tremendous changes in telecommunications and networking. Appropriate for students with little or no background in data communications, Wireless Communications and Networks covers the key topics in the field of wireless networking. The author discusses technology and architecture, network types, design approaches and applications for many key wireless technologies and includes significant coverage of topics-such as satellite communications, fixed wireless access, Mobile IP and Wireless Application Protocol, and wireless LANs-that other books neglect.

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Wireless Communications and Networks, by best-selling author William Stallings, covers both wireless communications and wireless networks in a comprehensive fashion. Designed for students and professionals, this text explores the key networking topics with a unique approach covering: technology and architecture, network design approaches, and types of networks and applications.

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  • Full treatment of cellular networks, including a discussion of cellular technology, plus a survey of first-, second-, and third-generation systems.
    • Cellular technology is perhaps the most important aspect of wireless communications and networking and also one of the most complex. Provides readers with a well-organized and thorough survey of this area.
  • Comprehensive treatment of spread spectrum.
    • Spread spectrum is pervasive in wireless technology and the author provides a thorough presentation.
  • Coverage of essential elements of antennas and propagation, including modes of transmission, propagation effects, and fading.
    • Readers need a basic foundation in the areas of antennas and propagation to understand the design issues for various wireless communication and networking schemes.
  • Full coverage of forward error correction techniques, including conventional codes and turbo coding.
    • FEC is an essential part of all wireless communications system and the author provides an accessible overview.

About the Author:

William Stallings has made unique contributions to understanding the broad sweep of technical progress in networking and computer architecture. He has authored 41 books on these topics, including Data and Computer Communications, Sixth Edition (Prentice Hall), the standard in the field. In a career spanning more than two decades, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and executive; and currently, an independent consultant working with leading manufacturers, customers, software developers, and research institutions worldwide.

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