What You Will Learn
On completing this chapter, you will be able to:
List the basic characteristics of a network
List the major physical and logical components of a network
Describe three modes of data transmission
Describe the three basic types of logical networks
This chapter discusses the concept of a network?what it is and what it's made of, including its physical and nonphysical (logical) pieces and?uses common transportation networks, such as trains and subways, to illustrate these concepts.