Fundamentals of Computers has been specifically designed for anybody and everybody who wants to be familiar with basic concepts of computers. It is an ideal text for self-learning basic computer concepts (such as organization, architecture, input and output devices, primary and secondary memory) as well as advanced topics (such as operating systems, computer networks, and databases). The book also provides step-by-step tutorials to learn different applications such as Ms Word,
PowerPoint and Excel.
Since the computer is no longer confined to be used by engineers and scientists, the book can be useful for a broad spectrum of students, varying from non-computers background students enrolled in elementary courses on Information Technology and Computer Sciences to students enrolled in professional courses such as BTech, BBA, BCA and MCA. It is also a valuable reference for diploma courses and courses taught at the polytechnic level.
Reema Thareja is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College for Women, University of Delhi. She has completed MCA (Software Engineering) and MPhil (Computer Science). She specializes in programming languages, OS, microprocessors, DBMS, multimedia, and web technologies and is currently pursuing research in Requirements Engineering approach to improve Data Warehouse Quality.
1. Introduction to Computers ; 2. Input and Output Devices ; 3. Computer Memory ; 4. Number Systems and Computer Codes ; 5. Boolean Algebra and Logic Gates ; 6. Computer Software ; 7. Operating Systems ; 8. Introduction to Algorithms and Programming Languages ; 9. Database Systems ; 10. Computer Networks ; 11. The Internet ; 12. Emerging Computer Technologies ; Lab Activities 1: Understanding Computer Hardware ; Lab Activities 2: Adding Devices to a Computer ; Lab Activities 3: Working with the Internet ; Lab Activities 4: Working with Microsoft Word ; Lab Activities 5: Working with Microsoft Excel ; Lab Activities 6: Working with Microsoft Access ; Lab Activities 7: Working with MS Of?ce ; Appendix: Answers to Objective Questions ; Index