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Course introduction: This course would make students acquainted with the basics of computers.
Objective: the student would be able

To understand the basic uses and application of computer.

To know about research methodology and some databases

Introduction to computer:


Fundamentals of computer: Use an operating system to manipulate a computers

desktop, files, and disks, Identify how hardware and software work together.
Computer Terminology
System Software

The components of computer

Application Software


Introduction to Microsoft office

Microsoft Word: Creating a New Document, Previewing and Printing a Document,

Entering and Deleting Text, finding and replacing Text, Adjusting Margins etc.
Microsoft Excel: Anatomy of spreadsheet, charts, Functions and Formulas, Working

with Data Ranges, Working with PivotTables, Analyzing and Organizing Data,
Microsoft PowerPoint: Creating a Presentation, Working with a Presentation, Printing a
Presentation, Applying and Modifying Templates, Drawing and Modifying Objects,
Reviewing and Sharing a Presentation, Creating a Multimedia Presentation, Producing a
Slide Show

Usage of internet


Describe different ways to access the Internet, Browse the Web

Perform searches using Internet search tools, Save and download from the Internet
Identify resources available on the Internet, use a search engine, and identify and evaluate
issues regarding, Quality of information, Database Management, Use electronic mail to
send and receive messages and insert attachments. Literature review, research
methodology etc.

Components of Computer

The system Unit, Processor, Data Representation, Memory, Expansion Slots and Adaptor
Cards, Ports and Connectors, Busses, Bays, Power Supply

2. Input Devices

Introduction to Input Devices, keyboard, Pointing Devices Mouse, TrackBall, Touchpad, Pointing

Stick, Light Pen, Touch Screen, Pen Input.

Controllers for gaming and Media Players, Motion-sensing Game Controllers, Touch-Sensitive
pads, Voice Input, Input for PDAs, Smart phones and Tablet PCs.

Video Input PC Video, Cameras, Web Cams, Video Conferencing.

Scanners and Reading Devices, Optical Scanners. Optical Readers (OCR, OMR, BCR, RFID
Reader, MICR, Magnetic Stripe Card Reader, Data Collection Devices)

3. Output Devices

Introduction to Output Devices, Display Devices, Flat-Panel Displays, CRT Monitors

Printers Non-Impact Printers (Ink-Jet, Photo Laser, Thermal, Mobile, Label and Postage, Plotters
and Large-format Printers), Impact Printers (Dot-matrix, Line).Speakers, Headphones and
Earphones, Fax Machines and Fax Modems, Multifunction Peripherals
4. Storage

Introduction to Storage, magnetic Disks, Optical Disks, Tape, PC Cards and Express Card
Modules, Miniature Mobile Storage Media, Microfilm and Microfiche, Enterprise storage.
Reference Books:

1. Introduction to Computer (First Edition 2008) Publisher: Cengage Learning by Gary B. Shelly,
Thomas J. Cashman and Misty E. Vermaat
2. Fundamentals of Computer (First Edition-2009) Publisher: McGraw-Hill by Bala guru swamy
3. Discovering Computers (First Edition-2011) Publisher: Cengage Learning by Gray B. Shelly,
Thomas J. Cashman and Misty E.Vermaat
4. Computer Fundamentals (First Edition-2010) Publishers: Pearson by Anita Goel.
5. Microsoft Office 2010 (First Edition-2011) Publisher: Cengage Learning by Gary B. Shelly,
Thomas J. Cashman and Misty E. Vermaat