Computer Networks

  • R. Zane Gray
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


The computer’s position as one of the indispensable instruments in the laboratory logically leads to the necessity of sharing resources and information through the development of computer networks. Computer networking evolved so that people could share devices, resources, files, messages, knowledge, and information. This discussion is intended to provide a basic understanding of computer networks, from a local network to the Internet. Computer networks can bb e relatively simple or very complicated; our objective is to provide a solid foundation of concepts and terminology on which can be built an understanding of how basic computer networks are established and used.


Computer Network Signaling Scheme Local Area Network Internet Service Provider Star Topology 
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