High-Performance Communication Networks
||Author: Jean Walrand, Pravin Varaiya|
List Price: $89.95
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Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (15 January, 2000)
Sales Rank: 202,179
Average Customer Rating: 2.12 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
This has little to do with the book, but with the ethics of Prof. Nick Bambos, who gives it rave reviews: his thesis advisor was Jean Walrand, as a google search shows easily. So a disclosure ("the guy signed my dissertation, I owe him a big one") would be the least to expect.
The book is probably good, but this endorsement is baloney.
Rating: 1 out of 5
I hate this book. It covers a lot of interesting information, but when you want to learn about the specifics, you're better off going online. The problems in the book cannot be found in the text, good online sources is the only answer. Besides not having the information to do the problems, it also have bad wording and many different interpretations of the question is possible. My only positive perspective of this book is that it forces you to go do research, be it online or in the library. But in terms of learning the material, this book is a no-no.
This book is not worth the 80-100 dollars that it cost...you can use it to know that there are certain topics in the field, but if you want to learn about the topic, you'll have to look elsewhere. Thus this can only be useful as a doorstop, or a blunt weapon to hit yourself due to the high level of stress you will receive from it.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Not so good ....
At the moment, I'm using this text in one my graduate classes. It's a very general text that does not go into much detail and uses far too many acronyms to follow what is being said. At times the text contradicts itself making the whole reading experience confusing! Trying to answer the questions at the end of the text pushes you to search other resources.
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