Data & Computer Communications: United States Edition

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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.

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Data and Computer Communications sixth edition provides a clear and comprehensive survey of the whole field of data communications and a tutorial on leading-edge network technologies and protocols. Considered the standard in its field for the last 15 years, this up-to-date book continues to meet the needs of students, academics, and professionals by emphasizing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving protocol and network design. This new edition offers a complete and detailed assessment of critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, local area networking, and protocol design.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MAJOR SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES:
  • Includes xDSL, a family of digital subscriber line technologies that provides high-speed access to ISDN and other wide-area networks over ordinary twisted-pair lines from the network to a residential or business subscriber
  • Presents an introduction to Gigabit Ethernet and an updated discussion on 100-Mbps Ethernet
  • Covers Available Bit Rate (ABR) Service and Mechanisms that provides enhanced support for IP-based data traffic
  • Surveys TCP Congestion Control, an area of active research
  • Highlights Congestion Control that clarifies and expands the coverage of ATM traffic management and congestion control techniques
  • Offers a new section devoted to IP MulticastingIncorporates substantial developments to the Internet, e.g. integrated services, differentiated services, other issues related to Quality of Service (QoS), and the important RSVP reservation protocol
  • Provides a Companion Website, wwwprenhall.com/stallings, with extensive supplementary resources such as links to important sites for students and instructors, transparency masters of figures from the book, PowerPoint slides for lecturing, and an errata sheet

About the Author:

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.

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