Objective of the Course
The objectives of this course are to make the student understand programming language,
programming, concepts of Loops, reading a set of Data, stepwise refinement, Functions, Control
structure, Arrays. After completion of this course the student is expected to analyze the reallife problem and write a program in ‘C’ language to solve the problem. The main emphasis of
the course will be on problem solving aspect i.e. developing proper algorithms.
 After completion of the course the student will be able to
 Develop efficient algorithms for solving a problem.
 Use the various constructs of a programming language viz. conditional, iteration and
 recursion.
 Implement the algorithms in “C” language.
 Use simple data structures like arrays, stacks and linked list in solving problems.
 Handling File in “C”.
Outline Of Course
S.
No.

Topic

Minimum number of
hours

1

Introduction to Programming

4

2

Algorithms for Problem Solving

10

3

Introduction to ‘C’ Language

4

4

Conditional Statements and Loops

7

5

Arrays

6

6

Functions

6

7

Storage Classes

3

8

Structures and Unions

6

9

Pointers

6

10

Self Referential Structures and Linked Lists

4

11

File Processing

4

Lectures
=

60


Practical/tutorials
=

60


Total
=

120

Detailed Syllabus
1. Introduction to Programming 04 Hrs.
The Basic Model of Computation, Algorithms, Flowcharts, Programming Languages,
Compilation, Linking and Loading, Testing and Debugging, Documentation
2. Algorithms for Problem Solving 10 Hrs.
Exchanging values of two variables, summation of a set of numbers, Decimal Base to Binary
Base conversion, Reversing digits of an integer, GCD (Greatest Common Division) of
two numbers, Test whether a number is prime, Organize numbers in ascending order,
Find square root of a number, factorial computation, Fibonacci sequence, Evaluate ‘sin x’
as sum of a series, Reverse order of elements of an array, Find largest number in an array,
Print elements of upper triangular matrix, multiplication of two matrices, Evaluate a Polynomial
3. Introduction to ‘C’ Language 04 Hrs.
Character set, Variables and Identifiers, Builtin Data Types, Variable Definition, Arithmetic
operators and Expressions, Constants and Literals, Simple assignment statement, Basic
input/output statement, Simple ‘C’ programs.
4. Conditional Statements and Loops 07 Hrs.
Decision making within a program, Conditions, Relational Operators, Logical Connectives, if
statement, ifelse statement, Loops: while loop, do while, for loop, Nested loops, Infinite loops,
Switch statement, structured Programming .
5. Arrays 06 Hrs.
One dimensional arrays: Array manipulation; Searching, Insertion, Deletion of an element
from an array; Finding the largest/smallest element in an array; Two dimensional arrays,
Addition/Multiplication of two matrices, Transpose of a square matrix; Null terminated
strings as array of characters, Standard library string functions
6. Functions 06 Hrs.
Topdown approach of problem solving, Modular programming and functions, Standard Library
of C functions, Prototype of a function: Formal parameter list, Return Type, Function call,
Block structure, Passing arguments to a Function: call by reference, call by value, Recursive
Functions, arrays as function arguments.
7. Storage Classes 03 Hrs.
Scope and extent, Storage Classes in a single source file: auto, extern and static, register,
Storage Classes in a multiple source files: extern and static
8. Structures and Unions 06 Hrs.
Structure variables, initialization, structure assignment, nested structure, structures and
functions, structures and arrays: arrays of structures, structures containing arrays, unions
9. Pointers 06 Hrs.
Address operators, pointer type declaration, pointer assignment, pointer initialization, pointer
arithmetic, functions and pointers, Arrays and Pointers, pointer arrays, pointers and
structures, dynamic memory allocation.
10. Self Referential Structures and Linked Lists 04 Hrs.
Creation of a singly connected linked list, Traversing a linked list, Insertion into a linked list,
Deletion from a linked list
11. File Processing 04 Hrs.
Concept of Files, File opening in various modes and closing of a file, Reading from a file,
Writing onto a file
RECOMMENDED BOOKS
MAIN READING
1. Byron S Gottfried “Programming with C” Second edition, Tata McGrawhill, 2007
(Paper back)
2. R.G. Dromey, “How to solve it by Computer”, Pearson Education, 2008.
3. Kanetkar Y, “Let us C”, BPB Publications, 2007.
4. Hanly J R & Koffman E.B, “Problem Solving and Programm design in C”, Pearson
Education, 2009.
SUPPLEMENTARY READING
1. E. Balagurusamy, “Programming with ANSIC”, Fourth Edition,2008, Tata McGraw Hill.
2. Venugopal K. R and Prasad S. R, “Mastering ‘C’”, Third Edition, 2008, Tata McGraw
Hill.
3. B.W. Kernighan & D. M. Ritchie, “The C Programming Language”, Second Edition, 2001,
Pearson Education
4. ISRD Group, “Programming and Problem Solving Using C”, Tata McGraw Hill,2008.
5. Pradip Dey , Manas Ghosh, “Programming in C”, Oxford University Press, 2007.