Wireless communications has recently created thousands of new jobs, many of them currently unfilled. Today, almost any electronic communications device (fax machines, hand-held computers, PDAs, and more) can be wireless. Wireless Networkinghas already been hailed as a classic. It covers aspects of wireless networking from both an engineering and end-to-end application perspective. Thus, it addresses topics as diverse as antennas, coding, multiplexing, satellite technology, cellular technology, wireless protocols, and wireless LAN technology in depth. The text is broken into four logical parts: Part 1: Fundamentals of Wireless Networkingsummarizes wireless fundamentals. Part 2: The Wireless Physical Layercovers the engineering of wireless components and the characteristics of the channel to the extent they will be explored. Part 3: Cellular Systems and Protocol Perspectivesfocuses on the specific air interface schemes and protocol elements used to address the problems of a communications system that makes use of wireless networking elements. Part 4: Emerging Systemsexamines four emerging trends in the rapidly changing field ofWireless Networking. Instructors may wish to obtain a copy of the Instructor's Manual (0-13-092885-2).Thurwachter, Charles N. is the author of 'Wireless Networking', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130883667 and ISBN 0130883662.