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Computer

Networks
As per CE, IT, and ICT B.E 4th Semester Syllabus

The book covers


Introduction to Computer Networks and the Internet
Study of the Application Layer and its Services
Study of the Transport Layer and its Services
Study of the Network Layer and its Services
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Study of the Link Layer and Local Area Networks

About the Book

ISBN: 9789351197560 Pages: 432 Authors: Mahendra Mehra, DTES

The Computer Networks book helps you to understand the basic concepts of a computer network and how data communication is performed
by using a computer network. The book concentrates on the OSI reference model, including the major issues and related protocols studies in
the various layers of the OSI model, such as physical, data link, network, transport, session, presentation, and application. Moreover, the book
provides a fundamental knowledge of the various aspects of computer networking and is designed from the engineering perspective.

In this book, you will learn about


Computer networks; advantages and disadvantages of computer networks; uses of computer networks; types of computer network; Internet; network
edge; network core; circuit switched network; packet switched network; message switched network; network structure; transmission media; delay, loss, and
throughput in packet switched network; protocol layers and their service models; OSI reference model; TCP/IP model; and history of computer networks
Principles of computer applications, World Wide Web (WWW), architectural overview of WWW, Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) used in WWW,
Electronic Mail (E-Mail), architecture and services of e-mail, Domain Name System (DNS), domain name resolution and domain resource records, and socket
programming
Transport service, transport service primitives, elements of transport protocols, User Datagram Protocol (UDP), principle of reliable data transfer,
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), establishing and terminating a TCP connection, difference between TCP and UDP protocols, congestion control, and
congestion control in TCP
Network layer design issues, datagram network, virtual circuit network, comparison between datagram and virtual-circuit networks, basics of router, routing
algorithms, congestion control algorithm in the network layer, IP version 4 protocol (IPv4), IP version 6 protocol (IPv6), comparison between IPv4 and IPv6,
and Internet control protocols
Functions of the data link layer, error detection and correction, error-detecting and error-correcting codes, ALOHA, Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA),
collision free protocols, limited contention protocol, Wavelength Division Multiple Access (WDMA) protocol, wireless LAN protocols, LAN addressing,
Ethernet, and switches

About the Authors

Mahendra Mehra, Assistant Professor, working in one of the reputed colleges under Mumbai University, Prof. Mehra has more than five years of
experience in IT and Computer engineering discipline. Over the years, he has developed expertise in the field of Computer networks, Information and
network security, Web development and Cloud Computing . He has taken various seminars and workshops on the same at various platforms. Prof.
Mehra has also published six international conference and journal publications on his name. In addition, he co-authored the book Advanced Computer
Network published by Wiley.
DT Editorial Services has seized the market of engineering textbooks, bringing excellent content in engineering and technical education to the fore. The
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction to Computer Networks and Internet
yy Computer Networks
Advantages of Computer Networks, Disadvantages of Computer
Networks, Uses of Computer Networks, Types of Computer
Network
yy Internet
Internet Architecture Board, Internet Engineering Task Force,
Internet Research Task Force
yy Network Edge
Peer-to-Peer Network, Client-Server Network
Connection-Oriented Service, Connectionless Service
yy Network Core
Circuit-Switched Network, Packet-Switched Networks, MessageSwitched Network
yy Access Networks
Residential Access Network, Institutional Access Network
Mobile Access Network
yy Transmission Media
Guided Media, Unguided Media, Common Cable Properties
yy Delay, Loss, and Throughput in a Packet-Switched Network
Delay in Packet-Switched Network, Packet Loss, Throughput
yy Protocol Layers and Their Service Models
The OSI Reference Model, The TCP/IP Model
Comparison between OSI and TCP/IP Reference Models
yy History of Computer Network
2 The Application Layer
yy Principles of Computer Applications
yy Understanding the Concept of the World Wide Web
A Brief review about the History of World Wide Web, Exploring the
Architectural Overview of WWW, Exploring the Hyper Text Transfer
Protocol Used in WWW
yy Understanding the Electronic Mail
Functions of E-Mail, Understanding the Architecture and Services
of Electronic Mail, Exploring the User Agents of the Electronic Mail
Exploring the Message Formats of Electronic Mail, Understanding
the Message Transfer in Electronic Mail, Learning about the Final
Delivery of the Electronic Mail
yy Understanding the Domain Name System
Exploring the DNS Name Space, Exploring the Domain Name
Resolution, Exploring the Domain Resource Records, Exploring the
Name Servers
yy Exploring Socket Programming
Understanding Client and Server Communication, Learning about
Identification of Hosts and Service Ports, Learning about Sockets
and Socket- Based Communication
Implementing TCP/IP Socket Programming in Java
3 The Transport Layer
yy Transport Service and Services Provided to the Upper Layers
yy Transport Service Primitives
yy Elements of Transport Protocols
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Addressing, Connection Establishment, Connection Termination


Flow Control, Multiplexing and Demultiplexing, Crash Recovery
Exploring the User Datagram Protocol
Exploring Error Control in UDP
Principle of Reliable Data Transfer
Reliable Data Transfer Protocol
Transmission Control Protocol
Understanding the Features of TCP, Using Segments, Streams,
and Sequence Numbers in Transfer of Segments, Understanding
Variable Window Size, Flow Control, and Out of Sequence
Urgent Data, Understanding MSS and Optimum Size of Segment,
Computing Checksum Field of a Segment, Understanding about
Acknowledgment of Segments, Understanding Timeout and
Retransmission of Segments
Understanding the TCP Connection
Establishing a TCP Connection, Terminating a TCP Connection,
Resetting a TCP Connection
Difference between TCP and UDP Protocols
Congestion Control
Categories of Congestion Control, Congestion Control in TCP

4 The Network Layer


yy Network Layer Design Issues
Services Provided to the Transport Layer, Network Design
yy Virtual Circuit Network
yy Datagram Network
yy Comparison of Virtual Circuit Networks and Datagram Networks
yy Exploring Routers
Input Ports, Switching Fabric, Output Ports, Routing Processor
yy Routing Algorithms
The Optimality Principle, Distance Vector Routing, Link State
Routing, Hierarchical Routing, Broadcast Routing, Multicast
Routing, Mobile Routing
yy Difference between Distance Vector Routing and Link State Routing
yy Congestion Control Algorithm
yy Leaky Bucket, Token Bucket
Congestion Control in Virtual Circuit Network, Congestion Control
in Datagram Subnets, Load Shedding, Random Early Detection,
Jitter Control
yy Internet Protocol (IP)
IP Addressing, IP Version 4 Protocol, IP Version 6
yy Comparison between IPv4 and IPv6
yy Internet Control Protocols
5 The Link Layer and Local Area Networks
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Data Link Layer Functions


Defining Error Detection and Correction
Multiple Access Protocols
LAN Addressing
Wired LAN: Ethernet
Connecting LANs

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