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Applied Data Communications and Networks - B. Buchanan

Applied Data Communications and Networks

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Published: 31st July 1996
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The usage of data communications and computer networks are ever in­ creasing. It is one of the few technological areas which brings benefits to most of the countries and the peoples of the world. Without it many industries could not exist. It is the objective of this book to discuss data communications in a readable form that students and professionals all over the world can understand. As much as possible the text uses dia­ grams to illustrate key points. Most currently available data communications books take their view­ point from either a computer scientists top-down approach or from an electronic engineers bottom-up approach. This book takes a practical ap­ proach and supports it with a theoretical background to create a textbook which can be used by electronic engineers, computer engineers, computer scientists and industry professionals. It discusses most of the current and future key data communications technologies, including: Data Communications Standards and Models; Local Area Networks (Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI); Transmission Control ProtocollInternet Protocol (TCPIIP); High-level Data Link Control (HDLC); X.25 Packet-switching; Asynchronous Communications (RS-232) and Modems; Pulse Coded Modulation (PCM); Integrated Digital Services Network (ISDN); Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM); Error Control; X-Windows. The chapters are ordered in a possible structure for the presentation of the material and have not been sectioned into data communications areas.

Preface
Communications systemsp. 1
Data communications models, networks and standardsp. 21
LAN: Ethernet, token ring and FDDIp. 45
LAN performancep. 77
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP)p. 87
High-level Data Link Control (HDLC)p. 111
WAN: X.25 packet switchingp. 127
Asynchronous communications: RS-232p. 149
Modemsp. 179
Pulse coded modulation (PCM)p. 191
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)p. 209
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)p. 229
Error controlp. 243
X-Windowsp. 251
Analysis of digital pulsesp. 261
Transmission linesp. 277
Optical fibre systemsp. 295
Appendix A: Practical RS-232 programmingp. 307
Appendix B: Data communications standardsp. 331
Appendix C: Data communications connectionsp. 335
Appendix D: Ethernet voltages and Fast Ethernetp. 337
Glossaryp. 341
Common abbreviationsp. 349
Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9780412754302
ISBN-10: 0412754304
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 31st July 1996
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 1.48