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Fundamentals of Mobile and Pervasive Computing by Loren Schwiebert, Golden Richard III, Sandeep Gupta, Frank Adelstein

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Chapter 1Mobile Adaptive Computing

1.1 What Is Mobile Computing?

What is mobile computing? What are its different aspects? Basically, mobile computing systems are distributed systems with a network to communicate between different machines. Wireless communication is needed to enable mobility of communicating devices. Several types of wireless networks are in use currently, and many books have been devoted to mobile communication. In this book we cover only the basic aspects of mobile communication. However, this book is not devoted to wireless communication and networks. Readers not familiar with wireless communication and networking can refer to Appendix A for a short description. In this book, we are concerned mostly with the logical aspects ...

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