Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Compulsory for: D4. Optional for: E4. Course coordinator: Johan M Karlsson, Inst f telekommunikationssystem. Recommended prerequisites: Communication Systems (ETS010) or (ETS020). Assessment: Written examination. Homepage: http://www.telecom.lth.se.
The purpose of the course is to give an understanding and knowledge of computer networks, their principles and in particular the protocol aspects.
Computer and Local Area Networks; Media, topology, access methods. Internetworking, bridges and gateways. Standardizations, the OSI reference model and IEEE protocols. Broadband networks and ISDN. Performance evaluation of networks.
Stallings, W.: Data and Computer Communications (6th edition), Prentice-Hall, 2000.