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[10] Terminology

Write the term that best describes the following:

  1. A variation of packet-switching where, in order to minimize delay, packets can begin to be forwarded to the next link before they are completely received.

  2. The technique of listening to a channel before transmitting in order to avoid (limit) collisions.

  3. A device that allows the connection of multiple incoming communication lines to a single output line where the sum of the capacities of the incoming lines is strictly less than the capacity of the output line.

  4. The time from when the first bit of a packet is being transmitted until this same bit of the packet has been received by a receiver one hop away from the transmitter.

  5. An invariant relation between customer populations, departure rates, and waiting times.

George Polyzos
Wed Mar 13 15:53:29 PST 1996