Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2021Year School/Graduate School School of Informatics and Data Science
Lecture Code KA209001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 計算機ネットワーク
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Computer Network
アイバラ レイジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Weds5-8:ENG 103
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented class. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Information Science
Eligible Students Undergraduate students in School of Informatics and Data Science.
Keywords Information and Communication Technologies, LAN, Computer Neworks, The Internet, Protocols 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Program of Electrical,Systems and Information Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Concepts, knowledge and methods which are the basis for studies related to electrical, systems, and information engineering.

Program of Electronic Devices and Systems
(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability to apply basic concepts, knowledge, and methods of electronics engineering to concrete/technical problems.

Informatics and Data Science Program
(Abilities and Skills)
・A. Skills related to the development of an information infrastructure,information processing techniques, and technology for producing new added value through data analysis.

・I3. Knowledge related to hardware and software, and the programming skills required for efficiently processing data.
Class Objectives
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A goal of this class is to understand fundamental technologies on information and communications, and their applications. We focus on concept and trend of the technologies about LAN (Local Area Network) and TCP/IP. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction of the class, Method of data transmission, Distributed systems
Lesson 2: Analog or Digital communications
Lesson 3: Signal format for LAN, Transmission medium
Lesson 4: Media access control for LAN
Lesson 5: Protocol hierarchy, Network architecture
Lesson 6: IP (Internet Protocol)
Lesson 7: IP address
Lesson 8: Format of IP datagram, outline of IP routing
Lesson 9: Associating IP address and MAC address, ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol)
Lesson 10: Routing scheme
Lesson 11: TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) (part 1)
Lesson 12: TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) (part 2), UDP (User Datagram Protocol)
Lesson 13: DNS (Domain Name System), Application Protocol (part 1)
Lesson 14: Application Protocol (part 2)
Lesson 15: Summary of the class

Final exam will be carried out.

Confirmation test may be carried out at each lecture. 
Textbook: Computer Networks and Internets, Sixth Edition
(Douglas E. Comer, Person Education Limited, 2015), Amazon Kindle 
PC or AV used in
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Lectures from lesson 2 to lesson 4 are about LAN (Local Area Network).
Lectures from lesson 5 to lesson 10 are about IP (Internet Protocol) Layer.
Lectures from lesson 11 to lesson 12 are about Transport Layer.
Read the textbook and other reference books about computer networks. 
Requirements Bring your Laptop Computer.
Use Microsoft Forms to confirm attendance. 
Grading Method Final exam and confirmation tests: 90% and active participation in classes: 10%. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it AIBARA Reiji (from January 1994 to present) was engaged in the management and operation of campus networks and computer systems at Hiroshima University. He gives the lecture utilizing his work experience. 
Message Bring your Laptop Computer. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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