G52CCN 07-08 - G64INC_E1 The University of Nottingham...

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G64INC_E1 G64INC-E1 Turn Over The University of Nottingham SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A LEVEL 4 MODULE, AUTUMN SEMESTER 2007-2008 Introduction to Network Communications (Course G64INC) Time allowed TWO hours Candidates must NOT start writing their answers until told to do so Answer THREE out of FIVE questions Marks available for sections of questions are shown in brackets in the right-hand margin Only silent, self-contained calculators with a single-line display are permitted in this examination. Dictionaries are not allowed with one exception. Those whose first language is not English may use a dictionary to translate between that language and English provided that neither language is the subject of this examination. No electronic devices capable of storing and retrieving text, including electronic dictionaries, may be used. DO NOT turn your examination paper over until instructed to do so
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G64INC-E1 G64INC-E1 Turn Over 3 1. Answer the following question on copper wire and RS-232 (a) Copper wire is one of the most common mediums used for transmission in computer networks. Explain why this is the case. (2) (b) Explain the major disadvantage of using copper wire. Describe two different types of copper wire which try to circumvent this problem and explain how they do so. Include diagrams with your answer.
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This note was uploaded on 08/14/2011 for the course ELECTRONIC G52CCN taught by Professor Professorgail during the Spring '09 term at Uni. Nottingham.

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