Networks: An Introduction by Mark Newman

By Mark Newman

The clinical research of networks, together with computing device networks, social networks, and organic networks, has acquired a tremendous volume of curiosity within the previous few years. the increase of the web and the huge availability of cheap pcs have made it attainable to assemble and research community info on a wide scale, and the advance of a number of new theoretical instruments has allowed us to extract new wisdom from many various varieties of networks.

The learn of networks is largely interdisciplinary and demanding advancements have happened in lots of fields, together with arithmetic, physics, desktop and knowledge sciences, biology, and the social sciences. This e-book brings jointly for the 1st time an important breakthroughs in every one of those fields and provides them in a coherent model, highlighting the powerful interconnections among paintings in several areas.

matters lined contain the dimension and constitution of networks in lots of branches of technological know-how, equipment for studying community info, together with tools built in physics, information, and sociology, the basics of graph conception, machine algorithms, and spectral equipment, mathematical versions of networks, together with random graph versions and generative types, and theories of dynamical tactics happening on networks.

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These technologies, including OFDM, TDD, FDD, QAM, and Adaptive Antenna System (AAS), will be described in the following pages or chapters. ” of WiMAX OFDM is what puts the max in WiMAX. OFDM is not new. 11a. OFDM is based on a mathematical process called Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), which enables 52 channels to overlap without losing their individual characteristics (orthogonality). This is a more efficient use of the spectrum and enables the channels to be processed at the receiver more efficiently.

Within a given frequency channel and antenna sector, all stations receive the same transmission. The BS is the only transmitter oper- The Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer 31 ating in this direction, so it transmits without having to coordinate with other stations except the overall TDD that may divide time into UL and DL transmission periods. The DL is generally broadcast. In cases where the DL-MAP does not explicitly indicate that a portion of the DL subframe is not a specific SS, all SSs capable of listening to that portion of the DL subframe will listen.

221. Chapter 1 10 Disruption for Telephone Companies Figure 1-1 demonstrated how WiMAX replaces the access portion of the PSTN. The broadband Internet connection made possible by WiMAX is IP and, using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), the PSTN is bypassed. With the possible exception of terminating a voice call to a PSTN number, calls need not touch the PSTN. This is potentially very disruptive to incumbent telephone companies. Refer to Figure 1-2 for an illustration. Disruption for Cable TV and Satellite TV Companies A technology called TV over Internet Protocol (TvoIP) does for cable TV what VoIP does for telephone companies.

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