EE 122. Introduction to Communication Networks


Catalog Description: (4 units) This course is an introductory survey of the design and implementation of computer networks. We will focus on the concepts and fundamental design principles that have contributed to the global Internet's scalability and robustness and will survey the underlying technologies --- e.g., Ethernet, Switches, and Optical Links --- that have led to the Internet's phenomenal success. Topics include: congestion/flow/error control, routing, addressing, multicast, packet scheduling, switching, internetworking, network security, and networking programming interfaces. There will be both written and programming assignments in the class.

Prerequisites: CS61B, Math 53 or 54.

Course objectives: This course introduces the operating and design principles of the Internet and its associated technologies. The students are introduced to network programming and to simulation tools for networks in addition to basic modeling and performance evaluation techniques.

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