Based on an extremely popular short courseconducted by the authors for several Fortune 500 companies, thisvolume is designed to help professionals develop a deeperunderstanding of data networks and evolving integrated networks,and to explore today's various analysis and design tools. KEYTOPICS: It begins with an overview of the principles behind datanetworks, then develops an understanding of the modeling issues andmathematical analysis needed to compare the effectiveness ofdifferent networks. An ideal reference forCommunication, Network, and Research and Development Engineers.
Treats the basic principles and explains both existing networks and the evolution toward high-speed integrated networks. Assumes some background in elementary probability and in either electrical engineering or computer science, but is otherwise self-contained. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)