COE540 Computer Networks
Semester 072
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Exam dates are:
Students are responsible for the material in the textbook(s) and that in the handouts, if any. The class notes and slides are just "notes"; they may not cover all required material. The book is the reference for the required material. Please also note that the notes are NOT finalized. They remain in a state of evolution.
Week/Date 
Topic 
Textbook Section^{+} 
1 (Feb 16^{th}) 
Introduction and Layered Network Architecture – Lecture Notes 
Chapter 1 (Gallager) 
2 (Feb 23^{rd}) 
Physical Layer (channels and Modems), Error Detection – Lecture Notes  You should be taking notes from the board for this topic. 
Sections 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3 (Gallager) 
3 (Mar 1^{st})* 
ARQ Strategies, Framing, Standard DLCs  Lecture Notes Sections 2.8, 2.9 and 2.10 are designated as Reading Assignment 
Sections 2.4, 2.5, & 2.6 (Gallager) 
4 (Mar 8^{th}) 
Review of Probability, Statistics and Basics of Markov Processes  Lecture Notes 
Chapter 3 (Garcia) – preferably 4 and 5 too. 
5 (Mar 15^{th}) 
Review of Probability, Statistics and Basics of Markov Processes Introduction to Delay Models (Little’s Formula, M/M/1 Model)  Refer to Examples of Little's Formula Application 
Chapter 3 & 9 (Garcia) – preferably 4 and 5 too. 
6 (Mar 22^{th}) 
Introduction to Delay Models (M/M/c and derivative Models, basic M/G/1 formulas, Burke’s Theorem, Jackson’s Theorem) 
Chapter 3 (Gallager) & Chapter 9 (Garcia) 
7 (Mar 29^{th}) 
Multiaccess Communication (Aloha, Tree Algorithms, CSMA, Reservation, FDMA/TDMA, CDMA, etc.) 
Sections 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3 (Gallager) + notes 
8 (Apr 5^{th}) 
Multiaccess Communication (Aloha, Tree Algorithms, CSMA, Reservation, FDMA/TDMA, CDMA, etc.) 
Sections 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3 (Gallager) + notes 
9 (Apr 19^{th}) 
(Introduction  covered in previous packages) Application Layer (Principles, Web/HTTP, FTP, Email, DNS) 
Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 (Kurose) 
Midterm Exam (Week of April 5^{th} – Thursday April 10^{th}) 

10 (Apr 26^{th}) 
Transport Layer (Multixplexing, Demultiplexing, Connectionless (UDP)/ ConnectionOriented (TCP) protocols) 
Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.5 (Kurose) 
11 (May 3^{rd}) 
Transport Layer (Congestion Control, TCP Congestion Control) 
Sections 3.6, 3.7, & 3.8 (Kurose) 
12 (May 10^{th}) 
Network Layer (Routing Principles, Hierarchical Routings, Internet Protocol) 
Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 & 4.4 (Kurose) 
13 (May 17^{th}) 
Network Layer (Routing in the Internet, Router Operation, IPv6, etc.) 
Sections 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, … (Kurose) 
14 (May 24^{th}) 
Presentation of Projects 

15 (May 31^{st}) 
Presentation of Projects 

Final Exam (Comprehensive – Scheduled by Registrar) 
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