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Computer Fundamentals

Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya, Indore and CEC via Swayam


Computer science is an essential part of our daily life. Almost everything around us are associated with computer hardware and/or software. Invention in technology is directly associated with the computer science. That’s the reason to study this subject. This course is generic in nature, anyone from any discipline can opt this course to learn computer basics.

This course deals with fundamentals of computer. Which includes generations of computer, evolution and development of microprocessor, input and output devices, primary and secondary storage devices, programming languages etc. It also deals with the hardware and software aspects of the computer like operating system, application software and system software. It provides an overview of functions and working of central processing unit, motherboard and other peripherals.



Weeks Weekly Lecture TopicsWeek 1 Introduction to Computer : Functional Block Diagram Computer : History and Development Evolution of Computer An Introduction to Computer

Week 2 Overview of Computer : Input Devices, Part-1 Overview of Computer : Input Devices, Part-2 Overview of Computer : Input Devices, Pat-3 Overview of Computer : Output Devices, Part-1
Week 3 Overview of Computer : Output Devices, Part-2 Computer : Audio Input and Output Devices Computer : An Introduction to Storage Device Permanent Storage Devices - An Overview of Computer An Overview of Computer Memory Computer : Memory Management
Week 4 Computer : Working of CPU Computer : Working of 8088 CPU Evolution and Development of Microprocessors, Part-1 Evolution and Development of Microprocessors, Part-2 Cooling Mechanism of Computer Components Computer : Components of Motherboard Computer : Cabinet, Power Supply &UPS

Week 5 Micro-Programming, Part-1 Micro-Programming, Part-2 Central Processing Unit : Interrupt, Part-1 Central Processing Unit : Interrupt, Part-2 Device Driver, Part- 1 Device Driver, Part- 2
Week 6 Internet : An Introduction An Introduction to Computer - Networking Multimedia, Basic Elements Multimedia System Overview of Computer Hardware & Software
Week 7 Operating System Softwares Computer Softwares - Application Software An Introduction to Computer - Operating System Operating System : Utility Software Tools Disk Operating System, Part-1
Week 8 Disk Operating System, Part-2 Disk Operating System, Part-3 Flow Charts & Programs Basics of Linker & Loader Assembly Language & Assembler Introduction to Compilers Debugger Software Computer Software : Editor Part 1
Week 9 Computer Software :Editor Part 2 Simulator Emulator Programming Languages Control Panel Settings
Week 10 Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 1 Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 2 Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 3 Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 4 Instruction Set of 8086/8088 Microprocessor Part 5
Week 11 Keyboard Controller Interrupt & DMA Controller Clock Generator & Bus Controller Math Co-processor Hard Disk Drive and Controller
Week 12 Display Controller Serial Interface Part-1 Serial Interface, Part-2 Parallel Interface & Printer Port Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Taught by

Prof. Sanjay Tanwani

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