Specialty: Computer Engineering,
Publication Year: 2022,
A top-down,layered approach to computer networking.
Unique among computernetworking texts, the 8th Edition, Global Edition, of thepopular Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach buildson the authors' long tradition of teaching this complex subject through alayered approach in a "top-down manner." The text works its way from theapplication layer down toward the physical layer, motivating students byexposing them to important concepts early in their study of networking.Focusing on the Internet and the fundamentally important issues of networking,this text provides an excellent foundation for students in computer science andelectrical engineering, without requiring extensive knowledge of programming ormathematics. The 8th Edition, Global Edition, has been updatedto reflect the most important and exciting recent advances in networking,including the importance of software-defined networking (SDN) and the rapidadoption of 4G/5G networks and the mobile applications they enable.