Higher Education

Introduction to Telecommunications Networks, 1st Edition

  • Gordon F. Snyder, Jr. Springfield Technical Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1401864864  |  ISBN-13: 9781401864866
  • 406 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $218.50

About

Overview

Part of Delmar Learning's new National Center for Telecommunications Technologies series, this book begins with the history of the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Descriptions of public and private telecommunications networks, plus a basic electronics refresher, are provided. Subsequent chapters offer a complete overview of existing network infrastructure, with discussion of analog and digital signals concepts, frequency spectra, plus modulating and multiplexing techniques. System hardware is also introduced, including transmission and reception technology, switching systems and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Information is presented from the technician's point of view, allowing readers to make immediate connections between theory and practice
  • Examples and illustrations focus exclusively on telecommunications concepts, without straying into electronics communications topics
  • Math is limited to algebra and basic trig functions, making information accessible to technology students and readers without higher-level math skills
  • Objectives, outlines, key terms lists, summaries and review questions in every chapter focus attention on key concepts and speed learning
  • A companion Lab Manual contains modern telecommunications experiments that may be performed with readily available lab equipment to enhance learning

Table of Contents

An Introduction and Brief History.
Electronic Fundamentals Review, Frequency, Filters, Bandwidth, dB’s.
The Basic Telephone Set.
The Local Loop and Beyond.
Transmission Media.
Switching.
Signaling.
Data on the Legacy Network.
Broadband for the Masses: xDSL and Cable Modem

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

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401859224 | ISBN-13: 9781401859220)

List Price = $123.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.50

Bundle Text with Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418035343 | ISBN-13: 9781418035341)

List Price = $414.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $312.00

Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401859224 | ISBN-13: 9781401859220)

List Price = $123.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.50

Bundle Text with Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418035343 | ISBN-13: 9781418035341)

List Price = $414.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $312.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gordon F. Snyder, Jr.

Gordon F. Snyder is the Executive Director and Principal Investigator for the National Center for Telecommunications Technologies at Springfield Technical Community College. He has taught in the telecommunications, electronics systems, computer systems, and laser electro-optics departments at STCC since 1984, and co-chaired those departments from 1990-1999. He helped develop the Verizon Next Step program and now serves as the New England telecommunications director for the Verizon Next Step Program. In 2001, he was selected as one of the top 15 technology faculty in the United States by the American Association of Community Colleges and Microsoft Corporation.