Text for introductory courses in communication networks. Addresses networks from a top-down approach and provides numerous examples. DLC: Telecommunication systems.
This text for introductory courses in communication networks addresses networks from a top-down approach. The book presents an overview of communications networks and the fundamental concepts of the field, as well as advanced topics and detailed network architectures. Individual chapters discuss issues like layered architectures, digital transmission fundamentals, transmission systems, packet-switching networks, ATM networks, and security protocols. Appendixes also include network performance models and an introduction to network management. Leon-Garcia teaches at the University of Toronto. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)