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DATA AND COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS
Eighth Edition

William Stallings

Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458

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WEB SITE FOR DATA AND COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, EIGHTH EDITION The Web site at WilliamStallings.com/DCC/DCC8e.html provides support for instructors and students using the book. It includes the following elements.

Course Support Materials

The course support materials include • Copies of figures from the book in PDF format • A detailed set of course notes in PDF format suitable for student handout or for use as viewgraphs • A set of PowerPoint slides for use as lecture aids • Computer Science Student Support Site: contains a number of links and documents that the student may find useful in his/her ongoing computer science education. The site includes a review of basic, relevant mathematics; advice on research, writing, and doing homework problems; links to computer science research resources, such as report repositories and bibliographies; and other useful links. • An errata sheet for the book, updated at most monthly T

DCC Courses

The DCC8e Web site includes links to Web sites for courses taught using the book. These sites can provide useful ideas about scheduling and topic ordering, as well as a number of useful handouts and other materials.

Useful Web Sites

The DCC8e Web site includes links to relevant Web sites, organized by chapter. The links cover a broad spectrum of topics and will enable students to explore timely issues in greater depth.

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Supplemental Documents

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