Data and Computer Communications

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9780131006812: Data and Computer Communications

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

With a focus on the most current technology and a convenient modular format, this best-selling text offers a clear and comprehensive survey of the entire data and computer communications field. 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 and Networking core course of the joint ACM/IEEE Computing Curricula 2001.

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In Data and Computer Communications, Seventh Edition, William Stallings maintains his status as the preeminent author of clear and comprehensive texts in the field of data communications. Dr. Stallings provides new, in-depth presentations on wireless cot71munications, wireless networks and wireless standards. This most recent edition, which includes a tutorial on the latest in network design technologies and protocols, is an essential tool for professionals, academics, and students alike.

MAJOR CHANGES, ADDITIONS, AND FEATURES:
  • Fully discusses significant Internet developments: integrated services, differentiated services and other matters related to Quality of Service (QoS). and addresses the RSVP reservation protocols.
  • Comprehensive coverage of wireless communications and networks. including wireless LANs and cellular networks.
  • Reviews TCP Congestion Control and ATM traffic management and congestion control techniques.
  • A detailed treatment of high-speed LANs including 1Q-Ubps Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
  • A full discussion of data communications, circuit switching, and packet switching.
  • Supplements the text with a Companion Website, www.prenhall.com/stallings. This source provides links to numerous pertinent sites, transparency masters of figures from the book, PowerPoint slides for lecturing, and an errata sheet.

About the Author:

William Stallings. On six occasions since 1966, The Textbook and Academic Authors Association has named William Stallings as author of the best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year. The 17 books and numerous articles that Dr. Stallings has written comprise an extraordinary contribution to understanding the constantly changing world of computer networking and computer architecture. An independent consultant, he functions as technical advisor to computer and networking manufacturers, software development firms and leading-edge government research institutions. Dr. Stallings received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from M.I.T. All of his Prentice Hall titles can he found at the Prentice Hall Companion Website.

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