So what does it take to become a master communicator?
Have you either “got it” or you haven’t? Are you born with outstanding communication skills or can
they be learned?
Either way, you’ll need to be a master communicator to get on in your studies and to progress throughout
your career and life in general.
This textbook covers the essentials and also hidden secrets of what being able to communicate with
ease is all about.
This book follows from my first edition and is intended to provide a thorough,
up to date, treatment of wireless physical communications. The book is
derived from a compilation of course material that I have taught in a graduatelevel
course on physical wireless communications at Georgia Tech over the past
decade. This textbook differs from others on the subject by stressing mathematical
modeling and analysis. My approach is to include detailed derivations
from first principles.
The third generation (3G) mobile communication system is the next big thing in the world of mobile telecommunications. The first generation included analog mobile phones [e.g., Total Access Communications Systems (TACS), Nordic Mobile Telephone (NMT), and Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS)], and the second generation (2G) included digital mobile phones [e.g., global system for mobile communications (GSM), personal digital cellular (PDC), and digital AMPS (D-AMPS)].
Mobile and Wireless Communications have been one of the major revolutions of the late
twentieth century. We are witnessing a very fast growth in these technologies where mobile
and wireless communications have become so ubiquitous in our society and indispensable
for our daily lives. The relentless demand for higher data rates with better quality of services
to comply with state-of-the art applications has revolutionized the wireless communication
field and led to the emergence of new technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, Wimax, Ultra
In keeping with the objectives of the previous editions, the third edition
is intended to provide broad coverage of satellite communications
systems, while maintaining sufficient depth to lay the foundations for
more advanced studies. Mathematics is used as a tool to illustrate
physical situations and obtain quantitative results, but lengthy mathematical
derivations are avoided. Numerical problems and examples
can be worked out using a good calculator or any of the excellent mathematical
computer packages readily available.
This diagram illustrates the Physical layer (Layer 1) of the OSI model. The Physical layer is responsible for the ultimate transmission of data over network communications media. It operates with data in the form of bits that are sent from the Physical layer of the sending (source) device and received at the Physical layer of the destination device. Ethernet cabling, Token Ring network technology and SCSI all function at the Physical layer of the OSI model. Hubs and other repeaters are standard network devices that function at the Physical layer.
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and functional properties of the means are conditioning the ways in which
the information may be articulated. Therefore, factors such as economy and
access to raw materials play an important role in determining the level of
cognitive complexity of a society. According to Lave (1988: 1), cognition is
distributed, i.e., “stretched over, not divided among—mind, body, activity,
and culturally organized settings (which include other actors).
After completing this chapter, students will be able to: Explain the role of Physical layer protocols and services in supporting communication across data networks, describe the role of signals used to represent bits as a frame as the frame is transported across the local media, describe the purpose of Physical layer signaling and encoding as they are used in networks.
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This chapter explain the role of Physical layer protocols and services in supporting communication across data networks, describe the role of signals used to represent bits as a frame as the frame is transported across the local media, describe the purpose of Physical layer signaling and encoding as they are used in networks. For more information, inviting you refer lecture.
This chapter addresses four issues: data communications, networks, the internet, and protocols and standards. First we give a broad definition of data communications. Then we define networks as a highway on which data can travel. The internet is discussed as a good example of an internetwork. Finally, we discuss different types of protocols, the difference between protocols and standards, and the organizations that set those standards.
The two dominant networking models are the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and the Internet model (TCP/IP).The first is a theoretical framework; the second is the actual model used in today's data communications. In Chapter 2, we first discuss the OSI model to give a general background. We then concentrate on the Internet model, which is the foundation for the rest of the lecture.
One of the major functions of the physical layer is to move data in the form of electromagnetic signals across a transmission medium. Whether you are collecting numerical statistics from another computer, sending animated pictures from a design workstation, or causing a bell to ring at a distant control center, you are working with the transmission of data across network connections. Chapter 3 discusses the relationship between data, which are created by a device, and electromagnetic signals, which are transmitted over a medium.
After explaining some ideas about data and signals and how we can use them efficiently, we discuss the characteristics of transmission media, both guided and unguided, in this chapter. Although transmission media operates under the physical layer, they are controlled by the physical layer.
Although the previous chapters in this part are issues related to the physical layer or transmission media, Chapter 8 discusses switching, a topic that can be related to several layers. We have included this topic in this part of the book to avoid repeating the discussion for each layer.
Chapter 12 is devoted to access control, the duties of the data link layer that are related to the use of the physical layer. The main contents of this chapter include all of the following: Random access, controlled access, channelization.
Chapter 13 introduces you to wired LANs: Ethernet. This chapter introduces wired local area networks. A wired LAN, viewed as a link, is mostly involved in the physical and data link layers. We have devoted the chapter to the discussion of Ethernet and its evolution, a dominant technology today.