Computer Network Architectures and Protocols

  • Paul E. GreenJr.

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul E. Green Jr.
      Pages 3-31
    3. Hubert Zimmermann
      Pages 33-54
  3. Physical Layer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-56
    2. H. V. Bertine
      Pages 57-83
  4. Link Control Layer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-86
    2. James W. Conard
      Pages 87-110
    3. David E. Carlson
      Pages 111-143
    4. Fouad A. Tobagi
      Pages 145-189
  5. Network Layer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-193
    2. Harold C. Folts
      Pages 195-212
    3. Antony Rybczynski
      Pages 213-237
    4. Harold C. Folts
      Pages 239-248
    5. Stuart Wecker
      Pages 249-296
    6. Mischa Schwartz, Thomas E. Stern
      Pages 327-359
    7. Mario Gerla, Leonard Kleinrock
      Pages 361-412
  6. Higher-Layer Protocols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-414
    2. Iwao Toda
      Pages 415-436

About this book

Introduction

This is a book about the bricks and mortar out of which are built those edifices that so well characterize late twentieth century industrial society­ networks of computers and terminals. Such computer networks are playing an increasing role in our daily lives, somewhat indirectly up to now as the hidden servants of banks, retail credit bureaus, airline reservation offices, and so forth, but soon they will become 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 work 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 finds himself in suddenly unfamiliar territory. It is no longer sufficient for him to think of transmission, modulation, noise immun­ ity, error bounds, and other abstractions of a single communication link; he is dealing now with a topologically complex interconnection of such links. And what is more striking, solving the problems of getting the signal from one point to another is just the beginning of the communication process. The communication must be in the right form to be routed properly, to be handled without congestion, and to be understood at the right points in the network. The communication scientist suddenly finds himself charged with responsibility for such things as code and format conversions, addressing, flow control, and other abstractions of a new and challenging kind.

Keywords

Modulation communication computer network signal transmission

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul E. GreenJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM CorporationYorktown HeightsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6698-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-6700-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6698-4
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