QUESTION PAPER CODE: P1714
B.E./B.TECH. DEGREE EXAMINATIONS, JANUARY 2010
COMMOM TO ALL BRANCHES
GE2112 FUNDAMENTAL OF COMPUTING AND PROGRAMMING
TIME:THREE HOURS MAXIMUM:100 MARKS
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
1.Distinguish between Analog and Digital computer.
2.Convert 0.4375 decimal to binary system.
3.Distiguish between complier and interpreters.
4.What is web server?
5.What is an algorithm?
6.Give the importance of a graphic packages.
7.Write a code segment using while statement to print numbers from 10 down to 1.
8.Write a c program for the following expressions.
(a)a=5 <= 8 && 6!=5
(b)a = b++ + ++b where b = 50
9.How strings are represented in c language?
10.What are the advantages of unions over structures?
PART B-(5*16=80 MARKS)
11.(a)(i)What are the characteristic of a computer? Discuss
(ii)Briefly explain the various generations of computers.
(iii)Convert the decimal number 59.8125 into
binary and octal.
11(b)Explain the different components of a computer system with block diagram.
12.(a)(i)Describe the differnt types of software with examples.
(ii)List the differnt software development steps and explain.
(OR)12.(b)(i)Explain the common types of internet access.
(ii)Write short notes on web brwer.
(iii)Explain a typical structure URL.
13. (a)Draw and explain the various symbols of flowchart and also draw the flowchar to add an array
of N elements
13.(b)(i)Explain the features of Power Point package.
(ii)List and explain the features supported by spreadsheet package.
(iii)Briefly write about Desktop Publishing Software.
14.(a)(i)What are the different operators available in C? Explain with examples.
(ii)Differentiate between signed and unsigned integer.
1.nested if-else statement
(ii)Write a Cprogram that reads a number and display whether the number is prime or not.
15.(a)(i)Write a C program to reverse a given string.
(ii)Differentiate pass by value and pass by address in c.
15.(b)Write a Cprogram that gets and display the report of n students with their personal
and academic detals using structures.
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