Published in the year 2012, Computer Networks is a book that serves as an introductory guide that covers the basic aspects of networking.
Summary Of The Book
A computer network is a network where computers exchange data. A computer network can be created either by wireless media or through cables.This fifth edition of Computer Networks is set to equip the readers with the fundamental aspects in the field of networking. It places a great deal of emphasis on certain technologies used in networking, which include Bluetooth, 3G Cellular, linked with fixed-network coverage of ADSL, MLPS, peer-to-peer networks, gigabit Ethernet, and internet over cable.
In total, there are 8 chapters in this book, and they include The Application Layer, The Transport Layer, The Physical Layer, The Data Link Layer, The Medium Access Control Sublayer, and The Network Security. Tanenbaum style of structured teaching helps the readers to grasp concepts easily. He begins by explaining the physical layer of computer hardware, networking, and transmission systems, after which he tackles advanced concepts pertaining to network applications.
This latest edition also provides detailed information on content distribution, quality of service, multicasting, internet routing, and congestion control. He also throws light on RFID networks, 3G networks that are increasingly being utilized by smartphones, and real-time media. This fifth edition of Computer Networks is highly recommended for those who want to stay updated on the latest trends in the field of networking.
About Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Andrew S. Tanenbaum is an author, lecturer, and computer scientist.
Tanenbaum has written Operating Systems: Design And Implementation, Distributed Operating Systems, Structured Computer Organization, and Distributed Systems: Principles And Paradigms.
Tanenbaum was born on 16th March, 1944, in New York City, United States. He completed his undergraduate degree from MIT in Physics, and went on to obtain his doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in Physics. He currently serves as a Professor at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, where he teaches Computer Science. He is also a fellow of the ACM, and IEEE. He has worked for Electoral-Vote.com, which is dedicated towards analyzing poll data of federal elections in the US. Tanenbaum has also been presented with several awards, and has received an honorary doctorate from Petru Maior University. He is also the founder of MINIX, which is an open-source operating system that resembles UNIX.
David Wetherall is an author and educator.
Wetherall completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Australia, in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science from MIT. He currently serves as a professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington. Wetherall is also a Fellow of the ACM.
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