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Computer networks

Code: 92949
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Matej Mihelčić - Lectures
Lecturers: dr. sc. Luka Mikec - Exercises
Borna Vukorepa, mag. math. - Exercises
English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Exercises 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
COURSE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Introducing computer networks based on the Internet protocol. Getting familiar with up-to-date networking technologies and applications, especially world-wide-web. Acquiring skills in writing simple web pages and documents in HTML and XML.

1. Communications and networking. Network standards and standardization bodies. The ISO/OSI 7-layer reference model and its instantiation in TCP/IP. Circuit switching and packet switching. Physical layer networking concepts. Data link layer concepts. Internetworking and routing. Transport layer services. Local-area networks, global-area networks, Internet.
2. The web as an example of client-server computing. Web technologies. Characteristics of web servers. Role of client computers. Nature of the client-server relationship. Web protocols, particularly HTML and XML. Support tools for web-site creation and management. Publishing on web. Developing web applications.
3. Network management. Basics of network management. Issues for Internet service providers. Security issues and firewalls. Quality of service issues.
4. Multimedia. Review of multimedia technologies. Multimedia standards. Input and output devices for multimedia. Multimedia servers. Tools to support multimedia development. Basics of data compression and decompression.
5. Wireless and mobile technologies. History, evolution and compatibility of wireless standards. The special problems of wireless and mobile computing. Wireless local area networks. Satellite-based networks. Wireless local loops. Mobile Internet protocols. Emerging technologies.
  1. D. E. Comer, R. E. Droms: Computer Networks and Internets, 4th edition
  2. B. C. Cole: The Emergence of Net-Centric Computing: Network Computers, Internet Appliances, and Connected PCs
  3. A. S. Tanenbaum: Computer Networks, 4th edition
  4. M. Morrison: HTML & XML for Beginners
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Computer Science and Mathematics
Consultations schedule:
  • doc. dr. sc. Matej Mihelčić:

    Programming 2: Thursday, 14-16h

    Object oriented programming C++: Thursday, 12-14h

    RP1: Thursday, 16-18h

    Mandatory notification via e-mail in advance!

    Location: 226


Link to the course web page: https://web.math.pmf.unizg.hr/nastava/mreze/