Listed in: Computer Science, as COSC-283
Scott F. Kaplan (Section 01)
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 211 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 50 students. Fall semester: Professor Kaplan.
How to handle overenrollment: Priority to majors and upper-class students.
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Intellectual skills: abstraction, algorithmic problem solving; Modes of learning: Lectures, discussions, projects; Assessment: Individual and group projects, written examination