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Table of Contents, Volume I

The Handbook of Computer Networks, Volume I
Key Concepts, Data Transmission, Digital and Optical Networks

Part 1: Key Concepts

1. The Telecommunications Industry
2. Data Communications Basics
3. Data Link Layer Protocols
4. Network Layer Protocols
5. Transport Layer Protocols
6. Session, Presentation and Application Layer Protocols
7. Digital Transmission
8. Analog Transmission
9. Voice Communications Systems: KTS, PBX, Centrex, and ACD
10. Messaging Systems: Facsimile and Voice Processing
11. Public Switched Telephone Network
12. Information Theory
13. Data Compression
14. Image Compression
15. Video Compression
16. Speech and Audio Compression
17. Multimedia Streaming
18. High Definition Television (HDTV)

Part 2: Hardware, Media, and Data Transmission
19. Modems
20. Conducted Communications Media
21. Wireless Channels
22. Sources of Errors, Prevention, Detection and Correction
23. Routers
24. Switches
25. Bridges
26. Pulse Amplitude Modulation
27. Frequency and Phase Modulation
28. Carrierless Amplitude Phase Modulation
29. Minimum Shift Keying (MSK)
30. Optical Differential Phase Shift Keying
31. DMT Modulation
32. Pulse Position Modulation
33. Digital Phase Modulation and Demodulation
34. Line Coding
35. Spread Spectrum
36. Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)
37. Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
38. Statistical Time Division Multiplexing (STDM)
39. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
40. Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)

Part 3: Digital and Optical Networks
41. Digital Communications Basics
42. Digital Radio Broadcasting
43. Spread Spectrum Signals for Digital Communications
44. Optical Fiber Communications
45. Optical Transmitters, Receivers, and Noise
46. Optical Signal Regeneration
47. Optical Sources
48. Lambda and Sub-lambda Switching
49. Optical Crossconnects
50. Optical Memories
51. Characterization of Optical Fibers
52. Optical Couplers and Splitters
53. Fiberoptic Filters and Multiplexers
54. Optical Solitons
55. Synchronous Optical Code Division Multiplexing Systems
56. Free-Space Optics
57. Optical Switching Techniques in WDM Optical Networks
58. SONET / SDH Networks
59. Passive Optical Networks for Broadband Access