Fall 2018

Networks

Listed in: Computer Science, as COSC-283

Formerly listed as: COSC-27  |  COSC-28  |  COSC-29

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Scott F. Kaplan (Section 01)

Description

Computing networks are ubiquitous and used for a broad range of purposes. Networks are often complex and dynamic, connecting systems with a range of capabilities. Some computers are permanently connected while others (e.g., mobile devices) routinely leave and rejoin the network. In any case, the network must ensure that data are delivered quickly and reliably from one computer to another. This course will begin with the problem of communicating between two computers, followed by the problems of building generalized networks for different types and varying numbers of computing devices. Topics will include layered network structure, signaling methods, error detection and correction, flow control, routing, and protocol design and verification. Not open to students who have previously taken Computer Science 281. Offered in alternate years.

Requisite: COSC 112 and COSC 211 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Kaplan.

Offerings

2018-19: Offered in Fall 2018
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Fall 2016