For courses inNetworking/Communications.
Motivate yourstudents with a top-down, layered approach to computer networking
Unique among computernetworking texts, the 8th Edition, Global Edition, of the popular ComputerNetworking: A Top Down Approach builds on the authors long traditionof teaching this complex subject through a layered approach in a top-downmanner. The text works its way from the application layer down toward thephysical layer, motivating students by exposing them to important conceptsearly in their study of networking. Focusing on the Internet and thefundamentally important issues of networking, this text provides an excellentfoundation for students in computer science and electrical engineering, withoutrequiring extensive knowledge of programming or mathematics. The 8th Edition,Global Edition, has been updated to reflect the most important and excitingrecent advances in networking, including software-defined networking (SDN) andthe rapid adoption of 4G/5G networks and the mobile applications they enable.