CS447/CS642 Computer Networks and Data Communication Fall 1999

Time:  Tuesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Place:   Kaplan G206
Instructor:   Howard Okrent
Extension:   7068
Fax Extension:   7261
Office:   Echlin 201
Email:   okrent@cs.newhaven.edu

Prerequisites: IE607 - Probability Theory, CS610 - Intermediate Programming in C, CS640 - Computer Organization

Course Materials:
Office Hours (tentative):
T   1pm - 5pm

Text: Peterson L. & Davie, B. Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., 1996.

Black, U. Data Communications Networks & Distributed Processing, 2nd ed., Reston 1987
Housley, T. Data Communications & Teleprocessing Systems, 2nd ed., Prentice-Hall 1987
Martin, J. Telecommunications & the Computer, 2nd ed., Prentice-Hall
*Stallings, W. Data and Computer Communications, 5th ed., Macmillan 1997
*Tanenbaum, A.S. Computer Networks 3rd edition, Prentice-Hall 1996
Walrand, J. Communication Networks: A First Course, Aksen 1991
* previous edition on library reserve

Course Covers:
Layered Reference Models; network topology; communications theory; protocols; virtual circuits and packet switching; local networks (Carrier Sense/Multiple Access, token ring); internetworking & TCP/IP
35% Examinations (2 exams- lowest grade dropped)
35% Final Exam
30% Homework Sets and Laboratory Assignments

There will be no make-up examinations. If you are unable to take one of the mid-term examinations on the assigned date, then its score is automatically dropped. If you are unable to take the final examination on the assigned date, then the instructor will record a course grade of incomplete which can be redeemed by taking the final examination when the course is next offered (usually less than 1 year later).

In case of a class cancellation, use U.S. mail, e-mail, fax, or hand delivery to send in the homework assignment by the Friday following the due date. The activity scheduled for a cancelled meeting date, whether exam or lecture, is automatically postponed to the next class meeting when it is eventually held. After a cancellation, a new tentative schedule will be issued.

Late homework will be penalized 1 point/day, up to a maximum penalty of 5 points. All assignments must be turned in before the final exam to receive credit. Each reading assignment should be completed before the weekly meeting, in preparation for a pop quiz. Homework is due at the meeting following the week when it is assigned.

You MUST NOT give, receive, lend or borrow solutions to assignments.