Introduction To Data Communications And Computer Networks
Computer Networks (5th edition) Larry Peterson & Bruce Davie
Midterm March 8th (Th) 35%
Final Exam May 8th (Th) 1-4pm 40%
Quizzes and homework 25%
Week #1 (Chapters 1, skim 1.4) We will start with the ISO/OSI model, and then move on to basic concepts in telephony, continuing with a discussion of the 'physics' of analog and digital signaling, followed by basic data communication terms and techniques.
Weeks 2-5 (Chapters 2) Multiplexing (time and frequency domains), transmission techniques, data link layer framing strategies, error detecting and correcting codes, frame flow control (handling errors), etc, as well as local area network (LAN) implementations and data link concerns with respect to satellite communications, Ethernet, and some wireless concepts.
Weeks 7-11 (Chapter 3 and 4.1) The network layer and many specific routing strategies used in large networks will be covered, along with IP packet format details, and some implementation mechanisms.
Weeks 12-15 (Sections 5.1-5.2, 61.-6.4 and possibly few sections from chapter 9 if time permits) We move onto the transport layer, the TCP segment format, and strategies for robustly transmitting information as related to sophisticated congestion and resource allocation strategies. Finally, compression techniques, network security and some applications, like the Domain Name Service (DNS), may also be covered if time permits.
Prof. John Trono, JeanMarie 267, Phone - X2432. Office hours: MW 2:450-4pm, T 9-10:30am and by appointment.
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