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

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Preface

Mary sits with her PDA in a coffee shop in Woods Hole reviewing her appointments for the day and notes that the location for her lunch meeting with a CEO is marked TBD. After reviewing menus for a few nice restaurants, she selects an appropriate location. As she gets into her car, with notes for the lunch meeting she printed at the coffee shop, she quickly checks her credit card limit with her PDA, and then sends the CEO a note on the suggested location. Suddenly, 9000 miles to the west, a sperm whale surfaces in the Pacific Ocean. The whale carries a small, low-power radio transmitter that has been recording its vital signs for the last 2 months. Now above the water, the transmitter establishes contact with a low-earth-orbit satellite ...

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