Course: Fundamentals of Computer (3400) Semester: Spring, 2012
Level: Bachelor Total Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 50
(Units: 1–4*)
Note: All questions are compulsory. Each question carries equal marks.

Q. 1 (a) What are the four fundamental components of a personal computer system?
(b) Compare the information processing capabilities of human beings to those of computer with respect to speed, accuracy reliability, consistency, and memory capability.

Q. 2 (a) What do you mean by a computer virus? What are the main type of computer viruses that harm software and hardware?
(b) What do you mean by a programming language? What are the main types of programming languages? Discuss at least three languages n detail.

Q. 3 (a) What are the three main categories of optical laser disks?
(b) Describe at least two applications where rewriteable optical laser disks would be preferred over hard disks for storage.

Q. 4 (a) Discuss the various computer buses available on the motherboard of general purpose PC system.
(b) What is the major difference between Serial and Parallel data transmission? Explain with the help of diagram.

Q. 5 (a) What are the functions of the Control unit, and Arithmetic & Logic unit?
(b) What is the basic difference between SDRAM technology and nonvolatile memory technology?
(Units: 5–8)
Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 50

Note: All questions are compulsory. Each question carries equal marks.

Q. 1 (a) What do you mean by point and draw devices? List and describe them briefly.
(b) Which type of OCR scanner is designed to read documents of varying sizes?

Q. 2 (a) Explain with the help of a diagram the four basic steps involved in speech recognition.
(b) What is meant by windows? Differentiate windows and non-windows applications? What are three types of windows?

Q. 3 (a) Describe the function of word processing software.
(b) What are the frequently used word processing features? Explain how they are different from older versions.

Q. 4 (a) Give examples of the three types of entries that can be made in a spreadsheet.
(b) Give an example of each of the four types of ranges.

Q. 5 (a) Discuss the conditional formatting and advance filtering features in MS-Excel with suitable examples.
(b) Write step-by-step procedure for the conversion of Fahrenheit into Celsius and vice versa in MS-Excel. The formula for Celsius in C = 5/9*(F – 32). The Formula for Fahrenheit is F = (9/5)*C + 32.

3400 Fundamentals of Computer Credit Hours: 4 (3+1)

Recommended Book:
Computers, By Larry Long, Nancy Long 6th Edition

Course Outlines:
Unit No. 1 Basic of Computer
Introduction, History of Computer, Types of Computer, Computer Organization

Unit No. 2 Computer Software
Software Introduction, Types of Software, Pc Platforms, Computer Virus

Unit No. 3 Data Processing & Storage
Data Processing Techniques, Data Storage (Bit, Byte, Ram, Rom, Cache Memory, and Secondary Storage (FDD, HDD, Tape, CD)

Unit No. 4 The Processor
Bus, Port, The Processor Characteristics, Word Size, Processor Speed, Ram Capacity

Unit No. 5 Input and Output Devices
Keyboard and Its Types, Point and Draw Devices, Scanner, Digital Camera, and Speech, Recognition System and Multimedia
Monitor (Graphic Adopter, Size, Resolution, and Types of Monitors), Printers and Types (Dot Matrix, Ink Jet, and Laser), Plotters (Raster and Pen), Presentation Graphics, and Special Function Terminal (ATMs, Poss)

Unit No. 6 Windows
Windows Introduction, Understanding Windows Help, The Desktop, and Types of Windows (Application, Document, and Dialog), Elements of an Application Windows, Understanding Folders, Copying, Deleting, and Moving Files

Unit No.7 Word Processing (Ms Word)
Basic Concepts and Features, Creating, Saving, Editing, Formatting, and Printing Documents, Working on Multiple Documents

Unit No. 8 Electronic Spreadsheet (Ms Excel)
Basic Concepts and Features, Creating, Saving Excel Sheet, Editing the Sheet, Managing Formula, Formatting the Sheet, and Printing the Sheet, Working on Workbook

Unit No. 9 Basics of Internet Usage
Introduction, World Wide Web, and Web Sites, Introduction to Internet Based Services, and use of Email

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