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Network Analysis, Architecture, and Design, 3rd Edition by James D. McCabe

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1 Introduction

I begin this book with a description of the analysis, architecture, and design processes. Many of the concepts and terms used throughout this book are introduced and defined in this chapter. Some of these concepts may be new to you, while others are presented in a different light. Glossaries of terms and acronyms are presented at the end of this book for easy reference.

1.1 Objectives

In this chapter I will introduce the fundamental concepts of this book: that the network is part of a system that provides services to its end users; that there are processes for developing an analysis, an architecture, and a design for a network; and that there are ways to characterize a network.

1.2 Preparation

In order to understand and apply ...

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