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Ch 3: Transmission & Networking Media

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Enhance your preparations for an upcoming test or boost your grades with help from this chapter's examination of transmission and networking media. Reviewing fun lessons and taking short quizzes can strengthen your knowledge in a short amount of time.

Transmission & Networking Media - Chapter Summary

Understanding transmission and networking media is simple using this chapter's study resources. Review entertaining lessons created by expert instructors to learn about or better understand differences between throughput and latency, the concept of optical fiber, transmission basics in networking and more. As you explore the lessons, feel free to assess your knowledge of key concepts by taking mini quizzes and a practice exam. If you develop questions about specific lesson topics, be sure to submit them to our experts via the Dashboard. When you're finished, you will be able to:

  • Define analog and digital signals
  • Share facts about simplex, half-duplex and duplex communication channels
  • Provide advantages and examples of time multiplexing
  • Differentiate between bandwidth and throughput
  • Discuss advantages of frequency-division multiplexing
  • List and describe types and characteristics of cables for networking

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Transmission & Networking Media
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What are Digital and Analog Signals? - Definition & Explanation

1. What are Digital and Analog Signals? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will become acquainted with analog and digital signals, the characteristics of each, and how they are used in data transmission. We will also discuss why modulation and demodulation processes are required for sending and receiving data over transmission media.

Transmission Basics in Networking: Types & Definition

2. Transmission Basics in Networking: Types & Definition

In this lesson, we will learn the basics of transmission in networking. Simplex/ duplex, multiplexing, throughput and bandwidth, baseband and broadband will be the key points of learning in this lesson.

Transmission Basics in Networking: Media Characteristics & Connector Types

3. Transmission Basics in Networking: Media Characteristics & Connector Types

Transmission media are necessary to form a computer network, as they are the physical paths between a transmitter and a receiver. In this lesson, let's learn the types of transmission media and the connectors.

Simplex, Half-Duplex & Duplex Communication Channels

4. Simplex, Half-Duplex & Duplex Communication Channels

We know that data has to be sent and received in some way, shape or form, but do you know how it works? This lesson will take you through the three fundamental communication channels of networking.

Time Multiplexing: Applications, Advantages & Examples

5. Time Multiplexing: Applications, Advantages & Examples

Communication is important, particularly today, as we strive to increase our capabilities. In this lesson, we'll take a look at time multiplexing with applications, examples, and advantages.

Bandwidth vs. Throughput

6. Bandwidth vs. Throughput

This lesson is about two similar concepts - bandwidth and throughput. These two concepts will be described and compared to get an idea of how these apply to things like speed on a home network.

Throughput vs. Latency

7. Throughput vs. Latency

The actual speed of data on a network can be described by words like 'throughput' and 'latency.' In this lesson, we will define both of these words, and see how they help fulfill the demand for data on a network.

Frequency-Division Multiplexing: Advantages & Examples

8. Frequency-Division Multiplexing: Advantages & Examples

This lesson introduces Frequency Division Multiplexing and explains the process of multiplexing and de-multiplexing in frequency division communication. The advantages, disadvantages and the applications of Frequency Division Multiplexing are also discussed in later parts of this lesson. This lesson will make you understand Frequency Division Multiplexing, comparing its features with Time Division Multiplexing.

Cables for Networking: Types & Characteristics

9. Cables for Networking: Types & Characteristics

Have you ever wondered how network connections work? This lesson will take you through the variety of network cable types, their uses, and their ideal use situations.

What is Optical Fiber? - Definition & Concept

10. What is Optical Fiber? - Definition & Concept

Optical fiber is a type of cabling technology that uses light to carry voice and data communications (telecommunications) over distances both great and small. This lesson will provide a definition of optical fiber, explore the different types and explain how the different types are used. We'll also look at the advantages of optical fiber over traditional copper wiring and examine the limitations.

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