Higher Education

Residential Networks, 1st Edition

  • Les Baxter, P.E.
  • ISBN-10: 1401862675  |  ISBN-13: 9781401862671
  • 423 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

About

Overview

Cabling infrastructure and networking technologies are the main focus of this book that features just enough applications and access technologies coverage to illustrate the trade-offs between the options. Residential Networks presents a "soup to nuts" examination of home networking, from physical layer transmission issues to different types of networks and present-day applications such as voice telephony, data networking, entertainment networks, and home automation. Expansive cabling coverage addresses such important areas as planning and design, installation, and testing, while networking technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and FireWire are also surveyed.

Features and Benefits

  • Exposes readers to such state-of-the-art topics as communications infrastructure design and installation, IP addresses, VoIP, broadband access technologies, and multi-dwelling units
  • Authentic examples and the inclusion of actual products from leading manufacturers offer a real-world flavor that brings the content to life
  • An overview at the start of each chapter and a summary and review questions at the end help to focus readers' attention and facilitate understanding
  • Helpful references that include relevant books, technical and trade journals, organizations, and Web sites are provided for those wanting more detail about the material
  • Adaptable coverage is suitable for use in community colleges and technical training programs, as well as by home owners, do-it-yourselfers, and hobbyists alike

Table of Contents

Part I -- Technology
Chapter 1 --Introduction
Chapter 2 --Copper Cabling Technology
Chapter 3 --Fiber Optic Technology
Chapter 4 --Cabling Standards
Part II -- Networks
Chapter 5 --Network Fundamentals
Chapter 6 --IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) Networks
Chapter 7 --IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Networks
Chapter 8 --Wireless Networks
Chapter 9 --Access Technologies
Part III -- Applications
Chapter 10 -- Voice and Data Applications
Chapter 11 -- Entertainment Applications
Chapter 12 -- Home Automation
Part IV -- Infrastructure
Chapter 13 -- Communications Infrastructure Design
Chapter 14 -- Cabling Installation
Chapter 15 -- Multi-Dwelling Units
Part V -- Future
Chapter 16 -- Future Trends
Annexes
Annex A -- The Decibel (dB)
Annex B -- Metric Prefixes
Annex C -- Acronyms
Annex D -- Glossary
Annex E -- References

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Introduction to Low Voltage Systems  (ISBN-10: 140185656X | ISBN-13: 9781401856564)

Jump-start your knowledge of low voltage systems, associated devices, and the methods and terminology of the industry! This introductory, all-inclusive guide combines the basic elements of various low voltage systems into a single source, so that readers gain a concrete understanding of the operation of individual systems - including theory of operation - as well as how they integrate. Information pertaining to devices, connection and cabling, and the National Electrical Code® are all thoroughly examined, outfitting users with an appreciation for the operation of such systems, as well as the language and terminology of the industry. Readers will gain valuable insight into the purpose and use of the Code®, the treatment of devices and their relationship to the entire system, conductors and cabling, and more. Easy-to-read content that is written especially for industry novices employs a thoughtful use of layman's terms so that difficult concepts and topics will be swiftly grasped.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

Student Supplements

Introduction to Low Voltage Systems  (ISBN-10: 140185656X | ISBN-13: 9781401856564)

Jump-start your knowledge of low voltage systems, associated devices, and the methods and terminology of the industry! This introductory, all-inclusive guide combines the basic elements of various low voltage systems into a single source, so that readers gain a concrete understanding of the operation of individual systems - including theory of operation - as well as how they integrate. Information pertaining to devices, connection and cabling, and the National Electrical Code® are all thoroughly examined, outfitting users with an appreciation for the operation of such systems, as well as the language and terminology of the industry. Readers will gain valuable insight into the purpose and use of the Code®, the treatment of devices and their relationship to the entire system, conductors and cabling, and more. Easy-to-read content that is written especially for industry novices employs a thoughtful use of layman's terms so that difficult concepts and topics will be swiftly grasped.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Les Baxter, P.E.

Les Baxter was employed at Bell Laboratories for 24 years and is the founder of Baxter Enterprises, a consulting firm specializing in the architecture and development of telecommunications products, systems, and applications. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His education includes an MSEE from the University of Delaware, a BSEE from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a mini-MBA in Global Business from Penn State. He has published more than 30 articles in technical and trade publications and has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has contributed to a number of EIA/TIA, IEEE, and ISO/IEC standards and is currently the secretary of the IEEE P1394c Working Group.