What Every Engineer Should Know About Data Communications
What Every Engineer Should Know amounts to a bewildering array of knowledge. Regardless of the area of expertise, engineering intersects with all the fields that constitute modern industry. The engineer discovers soon after graduation that the range of subjects covered in the engineering curriculum omits many of the most important problems encountered in the line of daily practice -- problems concerning new technology, business, law, and related technical fields. With this series of concise, easy-to-understand volumes, every engineer now has within reach a compact set of primers on important subjects such as patents, product liability, management science, microprocessor technology, and communications. These are books that require only a layman's knowledge to understand properly, and no engineer can afford to remain uninformed of the fields involved. Discussing the fundamentals of data communications, this outstanding monograph focuses on presently used technologies and methodologies of information exchange, enabling engineers to receive and transmit data more readily. In addition, it outlines the specific language of data communications ... gives detailed examples of proper standards and protocols usage ... describes teleconferencing, video or image exchange, telecommuting, and other system capabilities ... provides explanations and examples of popular or dominant systems such as SNA, X.25, and NAPLPS ... and contains many illustrative diagrams that facilitate a quick and easy grasp of important concepts. This important volume acts as both an on-the-job handbook for engineers and an excellent guide for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in telephone engineering and computer science. Book jacket.
New York : M. Dekker, c1987
ix, 152 p. : ill. ; 24 cm