Elements of Computer Science and Engineering
S Sagayaraj, A George Louis Raja, A John Martin, R Denis and D Gajalakshmi
180 x 240 mm
Year of Publishing
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Universities Press

This textbook provides a thorough discussion of the fundamentals of computer science and relates them to practical applications. Using simple and lucid language, it guides students through the concepts and knowledge required to build a primary hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy from the ground up.

Students will learn about hardware architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, algorithms, software engineering and data handling mechanisms. Computer networking concepts and data communication systems used in real-time platforms are also discussed. This book provides an overview of information security and the tools and techniques used to secure information. It also explores cybercrimes and the associated laws. It concludes with an in-depth discussion on autonomous systems – the technology of the future.

Salient features

  • Covers the JNTUH R-22 syllabus
  • Fundamentals explained in simple language to build a concrete foundation for further exploration
  • Clearly defined objectives at the beginning of every chapter
  • Summary at the end of every chapter for quick revision
  • Over 630 exercise questions comprising MCQs, short, medium and comprehensive questions, solved programs and programming exercises

S Sagayaraj is Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu.

A George Louis Raja is Head of the Department of Computer Applications (PG), Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu.

A John Martin is Head of the Department of Computer Applications (UG), Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu.

R Denis is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Mount Carmel College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, Karnataka.

D Gajalakshmi is Assistant Professor at the PG Department of Computer Science, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, Tamil Nadu.

About the Authors

JNTUH Elements of Computer Science and Engineering Syllabus


Brief Overview of the Chapters


Chapter 1 Introduction to Computers

Introduction | What is a Computer? | Characteristics of Computers | History of Computers |

Generations of Computers | Classification of Computers | Computer Hardware | Types of Digital

Computers | Computer Software | Applications

Chapter 2 Storage Devices and Memory

Introduction | Types of Storage Devices | Memory | Types of Memory | Memory Hierarchy

Chapter 3 Input and Output Devices

Introduction | Input Devices | Output Devices | Input/Output Devices

Chapter 4 Computer Software

Introduction | Programming Languages | Types of Software | Packages | Frameworks | Integrated

Development Environment (IDE)

Chapter 5 Software Development

Introduction | What is Software? | What is Software Engineering? | Software Development Life Cycle

(SDLC) | Software Development Life Cycle Models

Chapter 6 Fundamentals of Programming

Introduction | Algorithm Specification | Fundamentals of Programming Languages | Steps in Program

Development | Types of Programming Languages | Data Structures

Chapter 7 Operating Systems

Introduction | What is an Operating System? | Evolution of the Operating System | Types of Operating

Systems | Popular Operating Systems | General Architecture of the Operating System | Functions of the

Operating System

Chapter 8 Data Handling Mechanisms

Introduction | Data and Information | Database and DBMS | Relational Database Management System

(RDBMS) | SQL | Data Centres | Data Models | Database Transactions | Cloud Services

Chapter 9 Computer Networks

Introduction | History of Computer Networks | Advantages of Computer Networks | Architecture of

a Computer Network | Types of Computer Networks | Internet | Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) |

Wi-Fi | Vehicular Networks (VANETs) | 5G Networks | Network Topologies

Chapter 10 Web Programming using HTML, CSS and XML

Introduction | Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) | Form Design using HTML and CSS |

HTML with CSS | Client-side Validation Using Javascript | Content Structuring Using XML |

Tools for Web Design

Chapter 11 Social Media and Online Social Networks

Introduction | Types of Social Media and Formats | Popular Social Media Sites | Online Social

Networks | Benefits and Drawbacks of Social Networking | Privacy Threats in Social Media

Chapter 12 Information Security

Introduction | Security Overview | New Threats | Examples of Security Violations | Challenges in

Security | Security Terminology | Types of Security | Security Goals | Types of Attacks | Other Attacks |

Security Services | Security Mechanisms | Information Security Methods

Chapter 13 Cybersecurity

Introduction | Need for Cybersecurity | Cybercrime | Social Engineering and Cybercrimes | Cyber

Stalking | Cybercrime and Cyber Laws: An Indian Perspective | Cybercrime and Cyber Laws: A Global

Perspective | Cybercrime and Challenges | Cloud Computing and Cybercrime | Tools and Methods

Used in Cybercrime

Chapter 14 Autonomous Systems - I

Introduction | Internet of Things | Robotics | Drones | Artificial Intelligence

Chapter 15 Autonomous Systems - II

Machine Learning | Deep Learning | Game Theory | Natural Language Processing | Image Processing |

Video Processing


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