Florida Institute of Technology
Summer 2003

 CSE 5231 - Computer Networks

Syllabus

 

Text:       Computer Networks (Fourth  Edition)

Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum

ISBN: 0-13-349945-6

Course Objective:

This course will explore the theory, design and analysis of computer communications systems. The emphasis of the course will be the design elements that make up present-day enterprise scale networks.  

 

Week

Date

Topic

Text

Questions

1

April 30

Introduction to networks

1.1-1.4,1.5, 1.7

2

May 7

The physical layer

2.1-2.4, 2.6,2.7

3

May 14

No Class Independent Study

 

Answer questions for Chapter 1 &2

4

May 21

The data link layer 3.1-3.6

3.1-3.6

 

5

May 30

The medium access layer

3rd Ed: 4.1-4.5, 4th Ed: 4.1-4.4, 4.7

 

6

June 4

The network layer

Both editions: 5.1-5.3

 

7

June 11

No Class Independent Study

 

 

8

June 18

The Network Layer
Review for Midterm

Research topics due

3rd Ed: 5.4-5.5

4th Ed: 5.5-5.6

9

June 25

Mid-term exam

Chapters 1 through 5

 

10

July 2

Review exam

The Transport Layer


6.1-6.2

 

11

July 9

The Transport Layer ,

The Application Layer
 

3rd Ed: 6.3-6.4, 6.6
4th Ed: 6-3 through 6.6

3rd Ed: 7.1-7.2
4th Ed: 7.1, Chapter 8

 

12

July 16

The Application Layer

3rd Ed: 7.4, 7.6, 7.7

4th Ed: 7-2 through 7-4

 

13

July 23

Review for Final

Research papers due

3rd Ed: Chapters 6 through 7

4th Ed: Chapters 6 through 8

 

14

July 29

TBD

TBD

 

15

Aug 4

Final Exam

3rd Ed: Chapters 6 through 7

4th Ed: Chapters 6 through 8

 

Students are expected to have read the text for each week before arriving for class.  Homework will be assigned at the end of each class and we will review homework the following week.

 

A research paper (8-10 double-spaced pages) and oral presentation focused on some aspect of computer networking will be required.   The topic must be approved by the instructor no later than May 14th.

 

Instructor contact information:

 

Cell:        407-325-2874
Home:     407-359-0046

Email:      mailto:JuanGomez@acm.org

Web:      http://www.ao.net/~juang                                                 

 

Last updated April 25, 2003