Introduction to Copper Cabling

1st Edition

Applications for Telecommunications, Data Communications and Networking

Authors: John Crisp
Paperback ISBN: 9780750655552
eBook ISBN: 9780080495804
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 19th September 2002
Page Count: 215
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Because this is a book for engineers the practical coverage is reinforced by use of the latest interanational standards, in particular BICSI standards (USA and international) and EU requirements. This will make the book ideal for the large number of industry-based training courses. Coverage has also been matched to the requirements of the revised City & Guilds 3466-04 course.

Key Features

Covers the real-world issues of selection, design, installation, testing, safety, legislation... neglected by university texts An easy-to-read introduction that assumes no prior knowledge beyond basic concepts of voltage and current - ideal for non-specialists as well as practitioners *Covers new BICSI (US / international) regulations and EU framework


Engineers, managers and students in the fields of telecommunications, data communications and networking.

Table of Contents

Preface; Talking across the Atlantic; Technical bits that may be useful; How cables work; Decibels-they get everywhere but what are they?; How is data transmitted?; We dont do it like that; Not all cables are the same; Selecting, protecting and connecting cables; Networks; Cables in buildings and between buildings; Does it work?; Staying alive until payday; A brief introduction to fiber optics; Moving on; Bibliography; Glossary; Quiz answers; Index;


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About the Author

John Crisp

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Author and Lecturer, Suffolk, UK


"This book is recommended for anyone responsible for networking who neds a basic introduction to cabling... if you want to read a book about your trade that's actually interesting." Communications and Networking magazine Feb 2003