An Introduction to Communication Network Analysis

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2007
Author(s): George Kesidis
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Communication, Networking & Broadcasting
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Abstract

This book is a quantitative text, which focuses on the real issues behind serious modeling and analysis of communications networks. The author covers all the necessary mathematics and theory in order for students to understand the tools that optimize computer networks today.
Covers both classical (e.g. queueing theory) and modern (e.g. pricing) aspects of networking
Integrates material on communication networks with material on modeling/analyzing and designing such networks
Includes a Solution Manual

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      Frontmatter

      Page(s): i - xiv
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      Half Title
      The Wiley Bicentennial-Knowledge for Generations
      Title
      Copyright
      Dedication
      Contents
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      Review of Elementary Probability Theory

      Page(s): 1 - 34
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      Sample Space, Events, and Probabilities
      Random Variables
      Cumulative Distribution Functions, Expectation, and Moment Generating Functions
      Discretely Distributed Random Variables
      Continuously Distributed Random Variables
      Some Useful Inequalities
      Joint Distribution Functions
      Conditional Expectation
      Independent Random Variables
      Conditional Independence
      A Law of Large Numbers
      First-Order Autoregressive Estimators
      Measures of Separation Between Distributions
      Statistical Confidence
      Deciding Between Two Alternative Claims
      Problems View full abstract»

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      Markov Chains

      Page(s): 35 - 82
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      Memoryless Property of the Exponential Distribution
      Finite-Dimensional Distributions and Stationarity
      The Poisson (Counting) Process on R+
      Continuous-Time, Time-Homogeneous Markov Processes with Countable State Space
      Birth-Death Markov Chains
      Modeling Time-Series Data Using a Markov Chain
      Simulating a Markov Chain
      Overview of Discrete-Time Markov Chains
      Martingales Adapted to Discrete Time Markov Chains
      Problems View full abstract»

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      Introduction to Queueing Theory

      Page(s): 83 - 110
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      Arrivals, Departures, and Queue Occupancy
      Lossless Queues
      A Queue Described by an Underlying Markov Chain
      Stationary Queues
      Erlang's Blocking Formula for the M/M/K/K Queue
      Overview of Discrete-Time Queues
      Problems View full abstract»

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      Local Multiplexing

      Page(s): 111 - 139
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      Internet Router Architecture
      Token (Leaky) Buckets for Packet Traffic Regulation
      Multiplexing Flows of Variable-Length Packets
      Service Curves
      Connection Multiplexing on a Single Trunk
      A Game-Theoretic Framework for Multiplexing Packet Flows
      Discussion: Local Medium Access Control of a Single Wireless Channel
      Problems View full abstract»

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      Queueing Networks with Static Routing

      Page(s): 141 - 156
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      Loss Networks
      Stable Open Networks of Queues
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      Dynamic Routing and Routing with Incentives

      Page(s): 157 - 175
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      This chapter contains sections titled:
      General Routing Issues
      Unconstrained Optimization
      Revenue Maximization for Loss Networks
      Constrained Optimization and Duality
      A Distributed Pricing and Resource Management Framework
      Discussion: Joint Scheduling and Routing in Multihop Wireless Networks
      Multipath Load Balancing
      Problems View full abstract»

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      PeertoPeer File Sharing with Incentives

      Page(s): 177 - 202
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      Summary of Query Resolution
      Unstructured Query Resolution
      Structured Query Resolution
      Discussion: Security Issues
      Incentives for Cooperation When Uploading
      Problems View full abstract»

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      Appendix A: Additional Background on Routing

      Page(s): 203 - 211
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      Network Graph Terminology
      Link State Algorithms
      Distance Vector Algorithms View full abstract»

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      Appendix B: Solutions or References for Selected Problems

      Page(s): 213 - 220
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      References

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