EECS 663 Introduction to Communications Networks

Spring 2005, Thursday 7:10pm, Edwards Campus
Regnier Hall Room 368
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
The University of Kansas

Lecturer: Benjamin Ewy
Email: bewy at ittc.ku.edu

Overview:
This class is an introduction to communications networks. We cover voice and data networks, and investigate them through lectures, homework, simulation, and other projects. We will learn about architectures, protocols, design choices, and queuing analysis.
Textbook:
  • Communication Networks,
    Fundamental Concepts and Key Architectures, 2nd Edition
    ,
    Alberto Leon-Garcia and Indra Widjaja, McGraw Hill
  • The text will be supplemented with lecture material, and additional assigned readings.
Lecture Schedule:
  • Lecture 1 - Jan 20, 2005 Introduction, Technology Choices, and Evolution. - Chapter 1
  • Lecture 2 - Jan 27, 2005 Applications and Layers, Network Characterization. Chapter 2, Chapter 3.
  • Lecture 3 - Feb 3, 2005 Network Characterization. Notes.
  • Lecture 4 - Feb 10, 2005 Network Characterization, Performance. Notes. Chapter 4.7.1, Appendix A
  • Lecture 5 - Feb 17, 2005 Network Performance, Review. Notes. Chapter 4.7.1, Appendix A
  • Lecture 6 - Feb 24, 2005 Exam 1
  • Lecture 7 - Mar 03, 2005 Circuit Switched Networks
  • Lecture 8 - Mar 10, 2005 Media Access Control
  • Lecture 9 - Mar 17, 2005 Media Access Control Continued.
  • Spring Break Mar 24, 2005
  • Lecture 10 - Mar 31, 2005 Data Link Layer
  • Lecture 11 - Apr 07, 2005 Virtual Circuit Switched Networks, Frame Relay, ATM
  • Lecture 12 - Apr 14, 2005 Exam 2
  • Lecture 13 - Apr 21, 2005 IP
  • Lecture 14 - Apr 21, 2005 IP Continued.
  • Lecture 15 - May 05, 2005 UDP and TCP
  • Final - May 19, 2005 7:10 - 10:00pm
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