Introduction to Computing

Introduction to Computing

  • Course code

    CS 101

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Introduction to Computing

    CS101 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 Edition, Pearson Education, 1999.


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

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

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

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