Computer Application for Engineering

A comprehensive beginners guide to IT, introducing key IT concepts such as computers, operating systems, Microsoft office programs, the internet and the concept of programming. Exercises are presented at the end of each chapter.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Computer

1.1 Computer an Introduction
1.2 Definition of Computer
1.3 Characteristics of Computer
1.4 Applications of Computers
1.5 Hardware and Software
1.6 Types of Computers
1.7 Different Generations of Computers
1.8 Block Diagram of Computer
1.9 Types of Computer Memory
1.10 Storage Devices
1.11 Input/Output Devices
1.12 Number Systems
1.13 Binary Number Conversion
1.14 Decimal Number Conversion
1.15 Octal Number Conversion
1.16 Hexadecimal Number Conversion
1.17 Selecting a Numbering System
1.18 Unit of Memory
Exercise

Chapter 2: Introduction to Operating System Ms-Dos/Windows

2.1 An Overview of Operating System
2.2 Objectives of Operating Systems
2.3 History of Operating Systems
2.4 Operating Systems Services
2.5 Types of Operating System
2.6 Microsoft Disk Operating System (Ms-DOS)
2.7 Most Commonly Used Internal DOS Commands
2.8 Most Commonly Used External DOS Commands
2.9 Some more DOS Commands
2.10 Microsoft Windows
2.11 Elements in Windows
2.12 The Desktop
2.13 Windows Explorer
2.14 The Recycle Bin
2.15 Configuring the Screen
2.16 Configuring the Mouse
2.17 Adding or Removing Programs
2.18 Automatic Update
Exercise

Chapter 3: Microsoft Word

3.1 Screen Layout of Microsoft Word (MS-Word)
3.2 Menus
3.3 Create a New Document
3.4 Typing and Inserting Text
3.5 Styles
3.6 Create a Table: Table is Collection of Rows and Columns
3.7 Symbols and Special Characters
3.8 Equations
3.9 Illustrations, Pictures, and Smart Art
3.10 Watermarks
3.11 Proof reading of Word Document
3.12 Modify Page Margins & Orientations
3.13 Recording a Macro: Macro is like a Recorder.
3.14 Mark Table of Contents Entries
3.15 Creating Web Pages
3.16 Lists
3.17 References and Citation
3.18 Insert Footnote
3.19 Track Changes
Exercise

Chapter 4: Microsoft Excel

4.1 Spreadsheets
4.2 Mini Toolbar
4.3 Create a Workbook
4.4 Auto Fill
4.6 Excel Formulas
4.7 Recording a Macro: Macro is Like a Recorder. It Records the Consecutive Steps in Excel. It is Used When we want to Repeat Certain Group of Task
4.8 Basic Sorts
4.9 Adding a Picture
4.10 Create a Chart
4.11 Convert Text to Columns
4.12 Format Worksheet Tab
4.13 Set Print Titles

Chapter 5: Microsoft PowerPoint

5.1 Presentations
5.2 Mini Toolbar
5.3 New Presentation
5.4 Change Font Typeface and Size
5.5 Change Paragraph Alignment
5.6 Bulleted and Numbered Lists
5.7 Adding Video
5.8 Adding Audio
5.9 Adding Picture
5.10 Adding Clip Art 226
5.11 Editing Pictures and Clip Art
5.12 Create a Table
5.13 Create a Chart
5.14 Slide Transitions
5.15 Create Speaker Notes
5.16 Print a Presentation
5.17 Package a Presentation
Exercise

Chapter 6: Microsoft Access

6.1 Microsoft Office Button
6.2 The Ribbon
6.3 Quick Access Toolbar
6.4 Navigation Pane
6.5 Tabbed Document
6.6 New Database
6.7 Primary Key
6.8 Add Records to a Table
6.9 Query Wizard
6.10 Custom Calculated Fields
6.11 Print a Report
Exercise

Chapter 7: Introduction to Internet

7.1 Network
7.2 Internet
7.3 Surfing
7.4 Web Browsers and their Working 305
7.5 E-Mail (Electronic Mail or E-mail)
7.6 Search Engines
7.7 Steps to Create an E-mail ID 311
7.8 Create E-mail Accounts in Gmail
7.9 Sending E-mail Messages
7.10 Replying to E-mail Message
7.11 Using Briefcase
7.12 Sending Mails in G-mail
Exercise

Chapter 8: Concept of Programming

8.1 Flowchart Definitions and Objectives
8.2 Use of Flowcharts
8.3 Algorithm
8.4 Programming Language
8.5 Computer Languages
Exercise