2018 Communication and network

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Saito Kentaro  Yamashita Yukihiko 
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Mon3-4(S622)  Thr3-4(S622)  
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Course description and aims

Nowadays, communication networks have become the essential infrastructure for our daily life.
The communication networks, such as the internet are realized by various component technologies.
This course focuses on the overview of the component technologies and background mathematical theories related to the networking.

Student learning outcomes

1. General understanding of the communication networking, which is the essential knowledge for managing the local area network in the future carrier.
2. The understanding of the mathematical theories such as the queueing theory and the source coding theorem


Internet protocol, Networking theory, Communication theory, Source coding theorem, Cryptographic theory

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lecture and exercise

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The internet and OSI reference model OSI reference model and functions of each layer
Class 2 Internet protocol (IP) Functions of IP
Class 3 Routing technology The exercise about the routing table
Class 4 Transport layer protocol (TCP/UDP) Functions of TCP/UDP
Class 5 Application layer technology Functions of HTTP
Class 6 Other functions (DNS, DHCP) Functions of DNS
Class 7 Stochastic process Probability distributions
Class 8 Queueing theory The exercise about the queueing theory
Class 9 Midterm examination None
Class 10 MAC protocol Functions of CSMA/CA
Class 11 Analog/Digital communication technology I Review of Fourier transformation
Class 12 Analog/Digital communication technology II Analog Modulation technologies
Class 13 Source coding theorem I Source coding theorem
Class 14 Source coding theorem II Source coding theorem
Class 15 Security, Cryptographic theory Functions of Common key/Public-key cryptography


Lecture materials are distributed from the Web.

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluated by midterm/final examinations and weekly reports

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)


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