Scott Jordan
Department of Computer Science University of California, Irvine
  Econ 11 / ICS 11 Course Outline

The Internet and Public Policy (4). How the Internet works. Current public policy issues concerning the Internet. Introductory economics. Communications law. Interactions between information technology, economics, and law. Case studies about Internet and communications policy. (II or III)

Regarding lecture slides: Slides will be posted in batches, about once per week. The slides are missing crucial information that will be presented in lecture, including most of the answers to questions on the slides. I strongly encourage you to bring them to lecture to fill in the missing material and to take notes. Some figures on these slides are reproduced from textbooks, and are provided under Fair Use solely to  those enrolled in this course. The remainder of these slides are copyright Scott Jordan. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution (including posting on a website) of any portion of these slides is a violation of the UCI Student Code of Conduct and may constitute copyright infringement.

Regarding problem sets: Instructions for uploading problem sets



Reading (Kurose refers to the 6th or 7th editions; page numbers for Schiller refer to green reader page numbers)

Lecture Slides

Problem Set Due Dates

4/2 course intro
telephone networks
Tanenbaum 2.5
Leon-Garcia 1.1.2
introduction, telephone networks


4/4 Internet: terminology, topology, packet switching, delay Kurose 1.1, 1.3-1.4.1, 1.7
Leon-Garcia 1.1.3
telephone networks, Internet architecture  
4/9 Internet: delay, speed, packet loss, layers, applications Kurose 1.4.2-1.5, 2.1-2.2 Internet architecture, Internet applications

discussion section slides about unit conversions

4/11 Internet: applications, TCP Kurose 6th edition 2.4 or 7th edition 2.3
Kurose 6th edition 2.6 or 7th edition 2.5
Kurose 3.1, 3.3, 3.7
Internet applications, TCP


4/16 no lecture    

PS1 due 4/16

(discussion section slides)



Internet: TCP, hostnames, DNS, IP addresses, MAC addresses

Kurose 6th edition 4.4.2 or 7th edition 4.3.3
Kurose 6th edition 2.5 or 7th edition 2.4
Kurose 6th edition 5.4.1 or 7th edition 6.4.1
4/23 economics: utility, demand, production, supply Schiller pages 40-44, 46-50, 62-69, 86-101 demand, supply

PS2 due 4/23

(discussion section slides)


4/25 economics: supply, equilibrium Schiller pages 37-40, 44-46, 50-56 copyright case study, supply, equilibrium  
4/30 economics: public goods, externalities, market power
law: public policy, lobbying

Schiller pages 112-119
Benjamin pages 5-11, 16, 25-36

market failure, law

PS3 due 4/30

(discussion section slides)



economics/law: costs, monopoly, regulation, subsidies, anti-trust

Sterling 1.3
Schiller pages 133-155, 160-176
monopoly, regulation  
5/7 copyright case study  


5/9 copyright case study    
5/14 Internet: routing, local area networks Kurose 4.1.1
Kurose 6th edition 4.6.2-4.6.3 or 7th edition 5.3-5.4
Kurose 6th edition 5.3.2 or 7th edition 6.3.2
IP, privacy case study, LANs

PS4 due 5/14

(discussion section slides)


5/16 Internet: local area networks
cable tv networks, cell phone networks

Kurose 6th edition 5.3.2 or 7th edition 6.3.2
Kurose 6th edition 5.4.2 or 7th edition 6.4.2
Kurose 6th edition 5.3.4 or 7th edition 6.3.4
Tanenbaum 2.8
Tanenbaum 2.7 (part1)

LANs, convergence  
5/21 privacy case study    
5/23 privacy case study  


5/28 Internet: multimedia

Tanenbaum 2.7 (part2)
Kurose 6th edition 6.4 or 7th edition 7.4
Kurose 6th edition 7.1 or 7th edition 9.1
Kurose 6th edition 7.5-7.6 or 7th edition 9.5-9.6
Leon-Garcia 1.3


PS5 due 5/28

(discussion section slides)


5/30 law: telecommunications law Black 2.5.5 communications law  
6/4 net neutrality case study   (networking review session slides)
6/6 net neutrality case study    
Final (6/11 4:00-6:00pm)       (economics review session slides)


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