CS 101                     Introduction to Computing                    3-0-0-6



Prerequisite: Nil



Introduction to Computers: the von Neumann architecture, low/high level language, compiler, interpreter, loader, linker, operating system, flowchart, programming environment.


Concepts of programming (using C): Data types, variables, operators, expressions, statements, control structures, functions, parameter passing, recursion, arrays and pointers, records (structures), memory management, files.


Program development lifecycle. Algorithms, efficiency, correctness, implementation, verification, assertions, pre/post conditions, invariants, testing.


Fundamental data structures: arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists.


Searching and sorting.


Introduction to object oriented programming.



1.A. Kelly and I. Pohl, A Book on C, 4th Ed., Pearson Education, 1999.



1. Y. N. Patt and S. J. Patel, Introduction to Computing Systems: From Bits and Gates to C and Beyond. 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill, 2004.

2. B. Kernighan and D. Ritchie, The C Programming Language, 4th Ed., Prentice Hall of India, 1988.

3. M. A. Weiss, Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C, 2nd Ed., Pearson, 2002.

4. R. G. Dromey, How to Solve it by Computer, 1st Ed., Pearson Education, 2008.