Computer-Communication Network Design and Analysis by Mischa Schwartz

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Quantitative approaches to design are included in this text. Existing networks to which they can be applied include airline reservation and banking networks, private corporation networks, networks interconnecting data terminals and computers, commercial time-sharing networks, and many others. The prime areas considered are statistical multiplexing and buffering at communication concentrators, as well as topics in overall network design. Following a description of four operating networks, the book discusses capacity assignment in networks, buffer design, topological design of networks, routing and flow control, polling and random access techniques, and line control procedures. Design examples, design tables, and curves are included throughout the book, and, where possible, different analysis and design approaches are compared. The reader need only have some prior knowledge of elementary probability theory to understand and follow the material presented in this text. An appendix summarizes terminology and concepts of point-to-point data communications for those with no prior knowledge.
 

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Schwartz joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in 1974 and is now Charles Batchelor Professor Emeritus. His current research focuses on wireless networks. He is a Fellow and former Director of the IEEE, past President of the IEEE Communications Society, and past Chairman of the IEEE Group on Information Theory. He was the 1983 recipient of the IEEE Education Medal and was listed among the top ten all-time EE educators, IEEE survey, 1984. cations.
 
Published June 1, 1977 by Prentice Hall. 377 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Non-fiction