Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design
By George Coulouris, Jean Dollimore and
Addison-Wesley, ©Pearson Education 2001
This page provides access to the following
resources for teachers using the book. Click on a chapter number
to download the file for the relevant chapter. Click on the *
to download a .zip file containing files for all the chapters.
Three types of teaching slides are available:
This contains detailed Powerpoint
teaching slides, including bullet points and incrementally presented
diagrams for Chapters 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17 and selected
topics in Chapters 5, 9, 10, 11. They were made for a course
given by two of the authors in December 2001. Follow
this link for a more detailed description and downloads.
slides made from the figures in the book (zipped .ppt files)
Powerpoint slides based on the figures
in the book with the grey tints replaced by colours. Teachers
can easily merge their own teaching slides with those provided
here. We may have introduced a few errors in the process of conversion
from Framemaker. Please let us know of any problems and we will
attempt to rectify them.
masters for the figures in the book (Acrobat .pdf files)
These are (monochrome) copies of the figures
enlarged to fill a page in US Letter and/or A4. They are designed
for producing printed transparencies.
Exercises and Solutions
Solutions to exercises
(Acrobat .pdf files)
These are password-protected.
They are accessible via the user name "dsbook" using
a password that is is available only to teachers using the book.
Bona-fide teachers and instructors should apply for the password
at the publishers web site: Pearson Education Companion Web pages
It is a semi-automated system: once you
have registered there your local Addison-Wesley/Pearson Education
sales representative is notified and they should email the password
to you within a day or so. If you have any difficulty, please
slides made from the exercises in the book (zipped .ppt files)
Presentation points and
suggested approaches for teaching (HTML)
There is a single page of hints on teaching
for each chapter:
We have provided a set of
five laboratory projects that have been used to support teaching
of some of the topics in our book. The projects are described
and can be accessed from a separate
We hope that other teachers
using our book will offer projects that we can put on this web
page for general use. Please send your suggestions to our mail