Data Communications & Computer Networks
for Computer Scientists & Engineers
By Michael Duck & Richard Read
Prentice Hall / Pearson Education
$95.00 Paper original
A broad introductory text written for computer scientists and engineers, focusing
on the fundamental aspects of data communications and computer networks. This
second edition has been thoroughly revised to cover current networking issues
Specific updates include those on networks and their management, transmission
technologies, security and encryption. This text is appropriate for modular
courses in data communications as well as computer science. It is also a useful
source for professionals in related disciplines.
Key features of this edition: Unique and accessible overview of networking.
Includes modern networking issues - management, security and encryption. Enhanced
treatment of core network technologies including ATM and SDH/SONET . New chapter
on TCP/IP. Focuses on the engineering aspects of data communications. Covers
international standards, with emphasis on those for Europe and North America.
Numerous worked examples designed to improve the understanding of key principles
Michael Duck is a professional engineer at Nortel Networks, UK. Richard Read
is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Communications at Middlesex University and
a freelance consultant.
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