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9780132433105: Data and Computer Communications

Two-time winner of the best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association, including the current edition.


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. The Eighth Edition provides updated coverage of multimedia, Gigabit and 10 Gbps Ethernet, WiFi/IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, security, and more

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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 has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 18 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 35 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.

He has six times received the prize for best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association.

Bill has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. As a consultant, he has advised government agencies, computer and software vendors, and major users on the design, selection, and use of networking software and products.

Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering.

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