Data Communications and Networking – Behrouz A. Forouzan – 4th Edition


As one of the fastest growing technologies in our culture today, data communications and networking presents a unique challenge for instructors. 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 700 figures.

Now in its Fourth Edition, this textbook brings the beginning student right 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: Introduction
    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Network Models

    Part II: Physical Layer
    Chapter 3: Signals
    Chapter 4: Digital Transmissions
    Chapter 5: Analog Transmissions
    Chapter 6: Multiplexing
    Chapter 7: Transmission Media
    Chapter 8: Circuit Switching and Telephone Network
    Chapter 9: High Speed Digital Access: DSL, Cable Modems and SONET

    Part III: Data Link Layer
    Chapter 10: Error Detection and Correction
    Chapter 11: Data Link Control and Protocols
    Chapter 12: Point to Point Access: PPP
    Chapter 13: Multiple Access
    Chapter 14: Local Area Networks: Ethernet
    Chapter 15: Wireless LANs
    Chapter 16: Connecting LANs, Backbone Networks, and Virtual LANs
    Chapter 17: Cellular Telephone and Satellite Networks
    Chapter 18: Virtual Circuit Switching, Frame Relay, and ATM

    Part IV: Network Layer
    Chapter 19: Host to Host Delivery: Internetworking, Addressing, and Routing
    Chapter 20: Network Layer Protocols: ARP, IPv4, ICMP, IPv6, and ICMPv6
    Chapter 21: Unicast and Multicast Routers: Routing Protocols

    Part V: Transport Layer
    Chapter 22: Process to Process Delivery: UDP and TCP
    Chapter 23: Congestion Control and Quality of ServicePart VI: Application LayerChapter 24: Client-Server Model: Socket Interface
    Chapter 25: Domain Name Service (DNS)
    Chapter 26: Electronic Mail (SMTP) and File Transfer (FTP)
    Chapter 27: HTTP and WWW
    Chapter 28: MultimediaPart VII: Network SecurityChapter 29: Cryptography
    Chapter 30: Message Security, User Authentication and Key Management
    Chapter 31: Security Protocols in the Internet

    Appendix A ASCII Code
    Appendix B Numbering Systems and Transformation
    Appendix C The OSI Model
    Appendix D 8B/6T Code
    Appendix E Checksum Calculation
    Appendix F Structure of a Router
    Appendix G ATM LANs
    Appendix H Client Server Programs
    Appendix I RFCs
    Appendix J UDP and TCP Ports
    Appendix K Contact Addresses

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