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Fundamentals of Computers: For Undergraduate Courses in Commerce and Management

Book Description

This meticulously organized book dwells on fundamentals that one must learn in order to pursue any venture in the computer field. This book has 13 chapters, each chapter covering basic as well as advanced concepts. Designed for undergraduate students of commerce and management as per the syllabus of different Indian universities, Fundamentals of Computers may also be used as a textual resource in training programmes offered by computer institutes and as a self-study guide by professionals who want to improve their proficiency with computers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. CONTENTS
  5. PREFACE
  6. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
    1. 1.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 1.2 CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPUTERS
    3. 1.3 DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTERS
    4. 1.4 GENERATIONS OF COMPUTERS
    5. 1.5 CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTERS
    6. 1.6 THE COMPUTER SYSTEM
    7. 1.7 TYPES OF INPUT DEVICES
    8. 1.8 TYPES OF OUTPUT DEVICES
    9. 1.9 TYPES OF MEMORY
    10. 1.10 APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER
  7. CHAPTER 2: NUMBER SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER CODES
    1. 2.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 2.2 NUMBER SYSTEM
    3. 2.3 COMPUTER ARITHMETIC
    4. 2.4 CODING SCHEMES
  8. CHAPTER 3: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SOFTWARE
    1. 3.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 3.2 COMPUTER SOFTWARE
    3. 3.3 CATEGORIES OF SOFTWARE
  9. CHAPTER 4: COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND LANGUAGES
    1. 4.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 4.2 DEVELOPING A COMPUTER PROGRAM
    3. 4.3 ALGORITHM
    4. 4.4 FLOWCHART
    5. 4.5 COMPUTER LANGUAGES
    6. 4.6 GENERATIONS OF COMPUTER LANGUAGES
  10. CHAPTER 5: OPERATING SYSTEM: MS-DOS AND WINDOWS
    1. 5.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 5.2 OPERATING SYSTEM: DEFINITION
    3. 5.3 EVOLUTION OF OPERATING SYSTEM
    4. 5.4 TYPES OF OPERATING SYSTEM
    5. 5.5 FUNCTIONS OF OPERATING SYSTEM
    6. 5.6 WORKING WITH MS-DOS
    7. 5.7 MODERN OPERATING SYSETEMS
  11. CHAPTER 6: WINDOWS XP
    1. 6.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 6.2 FEATURES OF WINDOWS XP
    3. 6.3 STARTING WINDOWS XP
    4. 6.4 THE DESKTOP
    5. 6.5 MY COMPUTER
    6. 6.6 WORKING WITH FILES AND FOLDERS
    7. 6.7 WINDOWS EXPLORER
    8. 6.8 WINDOWS HELP AND SUPPORT CENTER
    9. 6.9 SEARCHING IN WINDOWS XP
    10. 6.10 SYSTEM UTILITIES IN WINDOWS XP
    11. 6.11 CONTROL PANEL
    12. 6.12 WINDOWS ACCESSORIES
  12. CHAPTER 7: MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD 2003
    1. 7.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 7.2 STARTING MICROSOFT OFFICE WORD 2003
    3. 7.3 WORKING WITH WORD 2003 DOCUMENTS
    4. 7.4 WORKING WITH TEXT
    5. 7.5 WORKING WITH TABLES
    6. 7.6 CHECKING SPELLING AND GRAMMAR
    7. 7.7 ADDING GRAPHICS TO DOCUMENT
    8. 7.8 MAIL MERGE
    9. 7.9 PRINTING A DOCUMENT
    10. 7.10 ADVANCED FEATURES OF MICROSOFT WORD
  13. CHAPTER 8: MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 2003
    1. 8.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 8.2 STARTING MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 2003
    3. 8.3 WORKING WITH EXCEL WORKBOOK
    4. 8.4 WORKING WITH WORKSHEET
    5. 8.5 FORMULAS AND FUNCTIONS
    6. 8.6 INSERTING CHARTS
    7. 8.7 SORTING
    8. 8.8 OBJECT LINKING AND EMBEDDING (OLE)
    9. 8.9 IMPORTING DATA
    10. 8.10 INSERTING PIVOTTABLE
    11. 8.11 PRINTING IN EXCEL
    12. 8.12 ADVANCED FEATURES OF MICROSOFT EXCEL
  14. CHAPTER 9: MICROSOFT OFFICE POWERPOINT 2003
    1. 9.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 9.2 STARTING MICROSOFT OFFICE POWERPOINT 2003
    3. 9.3 WORKING WITH POWERPOINT 2003
    4. 9.4 WORKING WITH DIFFERENT VIEWS
    5. 9.5 DESIGNING PRESENTATION
    6. 9.6 PRINTING IN POWERPOINT
  15. CHAPTER 10: MICROSOFT OFFICE ACCESS 2003
    1. 10.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 10.2 STARTING MICROSOFT OFFICE ACCESS 2003
    3. 10.3 WORKING WITH ACCESS DATABASE
    4. 10.4 MICROSOFT ACCESS ENVIRONMENT
    5. 10.5 WORKING WITH TABLES
    6. 10.6 QUERIES
    7. 10.7 FORMS
    8. 10.8 REPORTS
  16. CHAPTER 11: MICROSOFT OFFICE OUTLOOK 2003
    1. 11.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 11.2 STARTING MICROSOFT OFFICE OUTLOOK 2003
    3. 11.3 WORKING WITH OUTLOOK 2003
    4. 11.4 EXITING FROM MICROSOFT OFFICE OUTLOOK 2003
  17. CHAPTER 12: DATA COMMUNICATION AND NETWORKING
    1. 12.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 12.2 DATA COMMUNICATION
    3. 12.3 TRANSMISSION MEDIA
    4. 12.4 MODULATION
    5. 12.5 MULTIPLEXING
    6. 12.6 SWITCHING
    7. 12.7 COMPUTER NETWORK
    8. 12.8 NETWORK TOPOLOGIES
    9. 12.9 COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL
    10. 12.10 NETWORK DEVICES
  18. CHAPTER 13: THE INTERNET
    1. 13.1 INTRODUCTION
    2. 13.2 EVOLUTION OF INTERNET
    3. 13.3 OWNER OF INTERNET
    4. 13.4 ANATOMY OF INTERNET
    5. 13.5 INTERNET TERMINOLOGY
    6. 13.6 INTERNET PROTOCOLS
    7. 13.7 GETTING CONNECTED TO INTERNET
    8. 13.8 WEB BROWSER
    9. 13.9 USES OF INTERNET TO SOCIETY
    10. 13.10 ELECTRONIC MAIL
    11. 13.11 SEARCH ENGINES
  19. INDEX