CHHATTISGARH SWAMI VIVEKANAND TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, BHILAI (C.G.)
Semester: B.E. III Sem. Branch: Information Technology
Subject: Problem Solving and Logic Building using C
Unit-I Elements of C Language
Origin of C, Features & Characteristic of C, C Compiler, Character Set, Keywords, Identifiers, Constants, Variables, Input/
Output Statements, Basic Data Types, Operators and Expressions, Tools for Problem Solving: Problem Analysis, Flowchart,
Algorithm Development. Top-Down Program Design, Structured Design Approach, Basic structure of C programs, A
simple C Program.
Unit-2 Control Flow Construction
Decision making and branching: Simple if statement, if else statement, Nesting of if.. else statement, else.. if Ladder, switch
statement, ?: operator, goto statement.
Decision making and looping: while statement, do .. while statement, for statement, jumps in loops, break and continue
Unit-3 Defining and Manipulating Arrays
One- Dimensional Arrays: Declaration of Arrays, Initialization of Arrays, Reading and Writing of integer, real and character
arrays, Sorting and Searching in Arrays, Multi-Dimensional Arrays, Handling of Character Strings.
Unit-4 User Defined Functions
Syntax of Function, Calling functions, Actual & Formal Arguments, Categories of Functions, Function prototype, Scope
Rules: Local & Global variables, Recursion, Recursion vs. iteration, Passing Arguments: call by values & call by reference,
Passing array to function.
Declaration and initialization of structures, Array of structures, Array within structure, structure within
structure, Structures and functions, Introduction to unions.
Unit-5 Pointer Data type and its Application
Pointer Operator, Pointer Expression, Initializating pointers, Pointer Arithmetic, Pointer and Function Arguments, Pointer to
function, Pointer and Arrays, Pointers and String, Arrays of Pointers, Pointers to Pointers.
Files in C
: Defining and opening a file, closing a file, input/ Output operations on files, error handling during I/O
operations, random access to files.
Name of Text Books:
1. Programming in C by Byron Gottfrid.(Schoum’s series outline TMH)
2. Programming in C By E. Balagurusamy (TMH)
Name of Reference Books:
1. The C programming Language by Dennis M Ritchie and Kernighan ( PHI)
2. Let us C by Yashwant Kanetkar (BPB Publication)
3. C for all by S. Thamarai Selvin & R. Murugesan ( Anuradha Agencies)
4. Programming in C by Ghosh ( PHI)
5. Computer Programming in C by V. Rajaraman ( PHI )