Programming for Problem Solving, as per AICTE

Wiley Editorial

ISBN: 9788126519927

460 pages

eBook also available for institutional users 

INR 499


This book is designed to meet the requirements of students having very little knowledge of computers, and journeys them from the basic fundaments of computers through application of problem-solving techniques using C programming concepts. The book also includes laboratory manual for practical applications of the theoretical concepts on problem solving through C programming. Useful appendices in the book serve as a good reference tools for related chapters.




Chapter 1 Introduction to Computers

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Evolution of Computers and Computer Generations

1.3 Classification of Computers

1.4 Basic Computer Organization

1.5 Types of Number Systems

1.6 Signed Binary Numbers

1.7 Binary Arithmetic Operations

1.8 Octal and Hexadecimal Arithmetic Operations

1.9 Coding Standards to Represent Stored Data

1.10 Operating System

1.11 Computer Applications


Chapter 2 Introduction to Programming

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Problem Formulation and Planning a Program

2.3 Steps for Program Development

2.4 Problem Solving Techniques

2.5 Program Control Structures

2.6 Evolution of Programming Languages

2.7 Program Methodology

2.8 Programming Models


Chapter 3 Basics of Programming in C 71

3.1 Introduction

3.2 C Character Set and Tokens

3.3 Operators and Expressions

3.4 Structure of a C program

3.5 Managing Input and Output Operations

3.6 Decision Making Statements

3.7 Looping and Branching Statements

3.8 Solving Simple Scientific and Statistical Problems


Chapter 4 Arrays and Strings

4.1 Introduction

4.2 One-Dimensional Array

4.3 Multidimensional Arrays

4.4 Strings and String Functions


Chapter 5 Functions and Pointers

5.1 Introduction

5.2 User Defined Functions

5.3 Types of Functions based on their Return Type and Function Call

5.4 Arrays and Functions

5.5 Pointers

5.6 Dynamic Memory Allocation


Chapter 6 Structures and Unions

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Structure Declaration and Accessing Structure Elements

6.3 Initialization of a Structure

6.4 Array and Structures

6.5 Nested Structures

6.6 Structure and Function

6.7 Pointer to Structures

6.8 Unions

6.9 Storage Classes

6.10 Preprocessor Directives and Standard Library Functions


Chapter 7 Data Structures and Algorithms

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Stack

7.3 Queue

7.4 Linked List

7.5 Trees

7.6 Algorithms

7.7 Hashing

7.8 Binary Heap

7.9 Searching and Sorting

7.10 Finding Roots of Quadratic Equation


Chapter 8 File Handling in C

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Basic Terminology Associated with Files

8.3 Types of Files

8.4 Streams and Files

8.5 File System Structures

8.6 Various Types of File Access Methods

8.7 Input and Output Operations on Files and Standard Devices

8.8 File Operations

8.9 Error Handling in Files

8.10 Command Line Arguments


Points to Remember

Multiple Choice Questions

Review Questions

Programming Questions

Answer Key


Appendix A ASCII Set

Appendix B Header Files and Standard Library Functions

Appendix C Syntax Statements

Appendix D Predicting Outputs and Identifying Errors

Appendix E Programming for Problem Solving Laboratory



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