Data Communications and Networking – Behrouz A. Forouzan – 5th Edition


Data Communications and Networking is designed to help students understand the basics of data communications and networking, and the protocols used in the Internet in particular by using the protocol layering of the Internet and TCP/IP protocol suite. Technologies related to data communication and networking may be the fastest growing in today’s culture.

The appearance of some new social networking applications is a testimony to this claim. In this Internet-oriented society, specialists need to be trained to run and manage the Internet, part of the Internet, or an organization’s network that is connected to the Internet. As both the number and types of students are increasing, it is essential to have a textbook that provides coverage of the latest advances, while presenting the material in a way that is accessible to students with little or no background in the field.

Using a bottom-up approach, Data Communications and Networking presents this highly technical subject matter without relying on complex formulas by using a strong pedagogical approach supported by more than 830 figures. Now in its Fifth Edition, this textbook brings the beginning student right to the forefront of the latest advances in the field, while presenting the fundamentals in a clear, straightforward manner. Students will find better coverage, improved figures and better explanations on cutting-edge material.

The “bottom-up” approach allows instructors to cover the material in one course, rather than having separate courses on data communications and networking.

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  • Part I: Overview
    Chapter 1 Introduction
    Chapter 2 Network Models

    Part 2: Physical Layer
    Chapter 3 Introduction to Physical Layer
    Chapter 4 Digital Transmission
    Chapter 5 Analog Transmission
    Chapter 6 Bandwidth Utilization: Multiplexing and Spreading Chapter 7 Transmission Media
    Chapter 8 Switching

    Part 3: Data Link Layer
    Chapter 9 Introduction to Data-Link Layer
    Chapter 10 Error Detection and Correction
    Chapter 11 Data Link Control (DLC)
    Chapter 12 Media Access Control (MAC)
    Chapter 13 Wired LANs: Ethernet
    Chapter 14 Other Wired Networks
    Chapter 15 Wireless LANs
    Chapter 16 Other Wireless Networks
    Chapter 17 Connecting Devices and Virtual LANs

    Part 4: Network Layer
    Chapter 18 Introduction to Network Layer
    Chapter 19 Network-Layer Protocols
    Chapter 20 Unicast Routing
    Chapter 21 Multicast Routing
    Chapter 22 Next Generation IP

    Part 5: Transport Layer
    Chapter 23 Introduction to Transport Layer
    Chapter 24 Internet Transport-Layer Protocols

    Part 6: Application Layer
    Chapter 25 Introduction to Application Layer
    Chapter 26 Standard Client-Server Protocols
    Chapter 27 Network Management
    Chapter 28 Multimedia
    Chapter 29 Peer-to-Peer Paradigm

    Part 7: Topics Related to All Layers
    Chapter 30 Quality of Service
    Chapter 31 Cryptography and Network Security
    Chapter 32 Internet Security

    Appendix A Unicode
    Appendix B Positioning Numbering System
    Appendix C HTML, CSS, XML, and XSL
    Appendix D A Touch of Probability
    Appendix E Mathematical Review
    Appendix F Miscellaneous Information
    Appendix G 8B/6T Code
    Appendix H Telephone History
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