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Computer Network

Catalog Description

Computer network architectures, data link control and access protocols including token ring, CSMA/CD, slotted access etc. for LANs, internet protocols, internet resources and applications, software and hardware issues in computer communication, network delay analysis, and current technology in computer networking.

  • It is offerred by The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and jointly listed as CSC519.

  • Number of Credits: 4.

  • Prerequisite: Ele437, Knowledge in computer architecture, and good programming skill. For those students who do not have basic computer engineering math background, you are encouraged to prepare yourself by reviewing/learning the basics of linear algebra, probability theory, computer programming, and logic designs.

  • Instructor: Prof. Qing Yang, who initiated the course.

  • Text book: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring Internet, by Kurose and Ross, Addison-Wesley, Current Edition.
  • Reference 1: Andrew S. Tanenbaum, "Computer Networks", Prentice Hall.

    Tentative Course Plan for Fall 2008

    1. Class Location: Room 120 at CCRI Newport.
    2. Class Time: Wednesday, 6-8:45 PM.
    3. Class schedule and syllabus for Fall 2008
    4. There will be two Exams accounted for 30% and 40% of final grade, respectively, and one term project accounted for 20% of the total grade. Project presentation 10% of your grade
      Here is a list of sample projects for your reference.