Wireless Communications and Networks, by best-selling author William Stallings, covers both wireless communications and wireless networks in a comprehensive fashion. Designed for students and professionals, this text explores the key networking topics with a unique approach covering: technology and architecture, network design approaches, and types of networks and applications. FEATURES/BENEFITS Full treatment of cellular networks, including a discussion of cellular technology, plus a survey of first-, second-, and third-generation systems. Cellular technology is perhaps the most important aspect of wireless communications and networking and also one of the most complex. Provides readers with a well-organized and thorough survey of this area. Comprehensive treatment of spread spectrum. Spread spectrum is pervasive in wireless technology and the author provides a thorough presentation. Coverage of essential elements of antennas and propagation, including modes of transmission, propagation effects, and fading. Readers need a basic foundation in the areas of antennas and propagation to understand the design issues for various wireless communication and networking schemes. Full coverage of forward error correction techniques, including conventional codes and turbo coding. FEC is an essential part of all wireless communications system and the author provides an accessible overview.Stallings, William is the author of 'Wireless Communications and Networks', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130408648 and ISBN 0130408646.