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Introduction to Telecommunications Networks 1st Edition

Gordon F. Snyder, Jr.

  • Published
  • 406 Pages

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.

Gordon F. Snyder, Jr., Springfield Technical Community College

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.
  • 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
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

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Introduction to Telecommunications Networks

ISBN: 9781401864866
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.

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781401859220

FOR STUDENTS

Introduction to Telecommunications Networks

ISBN: 9781401864866
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.

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781401859220