Programming Basics
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assignment Level : Introductive
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About the content

Basic concepts of computer programming are introduced, starting with the notion of an algorithm. Emphasis is on developing the ability to write programs to solve practical computational problems.

Topics include:

  • Algorithms
  • Elements of C/C++ programming languages
  • Basic data types
  • Sequential and conditional execution
  • Iterative solutions
  • Arrays, matrices and their applications
  • Functions
  • Sorting and searching
  • Elements of string processing
  • Introduction to pointers
  • Basics of Software Engineering
  • Structures
  • File Processing

Learners will read and understand many sample programs, and will have to write several on their own. This course deals with basic programming, and sets the foundation for solid programming practices for beginners.

This course is part of the Fundamentals of Computer Science XSeries Program:

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Prerequisite

Knowledge of high school mathematics is essential and adequate. Exposure to pre-calculus is desirable.

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Syllabus

  • Basic programming skills
  • To write C/C++ programs to solve real world computational problems.
  • Good programming practices
  • How to handle large and complex programs.
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Instructors

Deepak B. Phatak
Professor (Retired), Department of Computer Science and Engineering
IITBombay

Supratik Chakraborty
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
IIT Bombay

Nagesh Karmali
Sr. Manager (Research), Department of Computer Science and Engineering
IITBombay

Firuza Karmali (Aibara)
Project Manager, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
IITBombay

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