Data Communications and Networking, 5/e (IE-Paperback)

Behrouz A. Forouzan




The fifth edition of Behrouz Forouzan's Data Communications and Networking presents a comprehensive and accessible approach to data communications and networking that has made this book a favorite with students and professionals alike. More than 830 figures and 150 tables accompany the text and provide a visual and intuitive opportunity for understanding the material. This unique approach minimizes the need for heavy math content, allowing normally complicated topics to unfold graphically and visually rather than through the presentation of complex formulas.

The global edition has been developed specifically to meet the needs of international computer networks students. In addition to a chapter on the peer-to-peer paradigm, a full chapter on quality of service (QoS), generous coverage of forward error correction, coverage of WiMAX, and material on socket-interface programming in Java, we have added new international end-of-chapter questions and problems to make the content more relevant and improve learning outcomes for the international student.


  New Organization: The new edition has been reorganized to showcase recent developments in the field and minimize or eliminate coverage of deprecated topics.

  Peer-to-Peer paradigm has been added as a new chapter (Chapter 29).

  Quality of service (QoS) has been augmented and added as a new chapter (Chapter 30).

  WiMAX, as the wireless access network, has been added to Chapter 16.

  Socket-interface programming in Java has been added to Chapter 25.

  Chapter 28, on multimedia, has been totally revised and augmented.

  Contents of unicast and multicast routing (Chapters 20 and 21) have gone through a major change and have been augmented.

  The next generation IP has been augmented and now belongs to Chapter 22.

  New end-of-chapter questions and lab assignments allow international students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice.

  A `bottom-up' approach allows instructors to cover the material comprehensively in one course.

  Engaging examples illustrate the technical concepts while real-life applications motivate and inspire students.

  Each chapter concludes with pedagogical material including key terms, further reading, practice sets and problems and simulation experiments.


Part I: Overview
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Network Models
Part 2: Physical Layer
Chapter 3 Introduction to Physical Layer
Chapter 4 Digital Transmission
Chapter 5 Analog Transmission
Chapter 6 Bandwidth Utilization: Multiplexing and Spreading
Chapter 7 Transmission Media
Chapter 8 Switching
Part 3: Data Link Layer
Chapter 9 Introduction to Data-Link Layer
Chapter 10 Error Detection and Correction
Chapter 11 Data Link Control (DLC)
Chapter 12 Media Access Control (MAC)
Chapter 13 Wired LANs: Ethernet
Chapter 14 Other Wired Networks
Chapter 15 Wireless LANs
Chapter 16 Other Wireless Networks
Chapter 17 Connecting Devices and Virtual LANs
Part 4: Network Layer
Chapter 18 Introduction to Network Layer
Chapter 19 Network-Layer Protocols
Chapter 20 Unicast Routing
Chapter 21 Multicast Routing
Chapter 22 Next Generation IP
Part 5: Transport Layer
Chapter 23 Introduction to Transport Layer
Chapter 24 Internet Transport-Layer Protocols
Part 6: Application Layer
Chapter 25 Introduction to Application Layer
Chapter 26 Standard Client-Server Protocols
Chapter 27 Network Management
Chapter 28 Multimedia
Chapter 29 Peer-to-Peer Paradigm
Part 7: Topics Related to All Layers
Chapter 30 Quality of Service
Chapter 31 Cryptography and Network Security
Chapter 32 Internet Security