CSE 3213 Communication Networks
Winter (Spring) 2011
Announcements and Frequently Asked Questions
This course is an introduction to communications and networking. Topics covered include:
- Distinction between information and data, between signal and data, between symbol and data, and between analogue and digital data
- Transmission media; time domain and frequency domain
- Fundamental limits due to Shannon and Nyquist
- Protocol hierarchies; the OSI model
- Encoding of analogue/digital data as analogue/digital signals
- Data link protocols; error and flow control
- Medium access; Ethernet and token passing systems in LANs
- Routing of packets in networks, congestion control
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- A. Leon-Garcia and I. Widjaja, "Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts
and Key Architectures", 2nd edition. McGraw Hill, 2004.
Recommended Reading Material
- James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross, "Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet", 5th Ed. Addison-Wesley, 2009.
- E. Aboelela, "Computer Networks: A Systems Approach - Network Simulation Experiments Manual", 2nd edition. Morgan Kaufmann, 2008.
- B. A. Forouzan, "Data Communications and Networking", 4th edition. McGraw Hill, 2007.
- W. Stallings, "Data and Computer Communications", 9th edition. Prentice Hall, 2011.
- A. S. Tanenbaum, "Computer Networks", 4th edition. Prentice Hall, 2003.
- The TCP/IP Guide, Charles M. Kozierok.
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Numerical scores (out of 100) are used to calculate grades.
Each piece of work will receive a numerical grade.
A final numerical grade will be obtained by weighting the individual
pieces of work and this will be converted to a letter grade as follows:
Grades can be viewed
via the ePost system here.
The drop date is March 4, 2011.
Late assignements or projects will not be accepted, unless prior
arrangement has been made with the instructor. Missed midterms are
handled in the same way. Note that exceptions to the late policy will be
made only in serious cases and if the circumstances are documentable and
beyond your control. Please see the Departmental WWW page on Academic
Policies for details regarding academic dishonesty, etc.