Computer Network Architectures and Protocols

  • Carl A. Sunshine

Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carl A. Sunshine
      Pages 3-6
  3. Physical Layer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. H. V. Bertine
      Pages 39-80
  4. Link Control Layer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. James W. Conard
      Pages 83-106
    3. David E. Carlson
      Pages 107-137
    4. Fouad A. Tobagi
      Pages 139-189
  5. Network Layer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Harold C. Folts
      Pages 193-210
    3. Antony Rybczynski
      Pages 211-238
    4. Mischa Schwartz, Thomas E. Stern
      Pages 239-271
    5. Mario Gerla, Leonard Kleinrock
      Pages 273-328
    6. Carl A. Sunshine
      Pages 329-346
  6. Higher-Layer Protocols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Charles E. Young
      Pages 349-376
    3. Paul D. Bartoli
      Pages 377-398
  7. Network Architecture Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Abhay K. Bhushan, Dennis G. Frahmann
      Pages 417-447
    3. Diane P. Pozefsky, Daniel A. Pitt, James P. Gray
      Pages 449-509
  8. Formal Specifications and Their Manipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 511-511
    2. Gregor V. Bochmann, Carl A. Sunshine
      Pages 513-531
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 533-543

About this book


This is a book about the bricks and mortar from which are built those edifices that will permeate the emerging information society of the future-computer networks. For many years such computer networks have played an indirect role in our daily lives as the hidden servants of banks, airlines, and stores. Now they are becoming more visible as they enter our offices and homes and directly become part of our work, entertainment, and daily living. The study of how computer networks function is a combined study of communication theory and computer science, two disciplines appearing to have very little in common. The modern communication scientist wishing to work in this area soon finds that solving the traditional problems of transmission, modulation, noise immunity, and error bounds in getting the signal from one point to another is just the beginning of the challenge. The communication must be in the right form to be routed properly, to be handled without congestion, and to be understood at various points in the network. As for the computer scientist, he finds that his discipline has also changed. The fraction of computers that belong to networks is increasing all the time. And for a typical single computer, the fraction of its execution load, storage occupancy, and system management problems that are in­ volved with being part of a network is also growing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carl A. Sunshine
    • 1
  1. 1.Unisys West Coast Research CenterSanta MonicaUSA

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