Computer Fundamentals - 8th Edition

Pradeep K. Sinha, Priti Sinha

SKU: 9788176567527


ISBN: 9788176567527
Authors: Pradeep K. Sinha, Priti Sinha
Rights: Worldwide
Publishing Date: December 2020
Pages: 536
Book Type: Paperback

The eighth edition of this widely popular book is designed to introduce its readers to important concepts in Computer Science, Computer Applications, and Information Technology, through a single book. With numerous illustrative diagrams, practical examples, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter questions, and glossary of important terms, and lecture notes presentation in slides, the book is designed to serve as an ideal textbook.


Dive into the fundamental, evolving, and emerging Applications of computer


  • Characteristics, Generations, Classification, and Basic Organization of computers.
  • Number systems, Computer codes, Binary arithmetic, Boolean algebra, and Logic circuits.
  • Internal structure and functioning of CPUs, Memory, Secondary storage devices, and I/O devices.
  • Computer software, its various types with examples, and commonly used tools and techniques for planning, development, implementation, and operation of software systems.
  • Computer languages, Computer networks, Operating systems, and Database technologies.
  •  The internet, Internet of Things (IoT), Multimedia computing systems, its applications, and many more ...


The new edition has several new topics such as Python, Internet of Things (IoT), 4G, 5G, iOS, Android OS, Watch OS, 3D printing, Solid State Drive (SSD), etc., thereby introducing the readers to the latest trends in computing.


Anyone who wishes to develop a clear understanding of computer hardware, software and applications including

  • Undergraduate students of all disciplines (science, commerce, management, arts, etc.)
  • Engineering students of all branches
  • Applicants preparing for various competitive examinations
  • All types of professionals who use computers in their jobs
  • Participants of various training programs in computing

Chapter 1 : Introduction

Chapter 2 : Basic Computer Organization

Chapter 3 : Number System

Chapter 4 : Computer Codes

Chapter 5 : Computer Arithmetic

Chapter 6 : Boolean Algebra And Logic Circuits

Chapter 7 : Processor And Memory

Chapter 8 : Secondary Storage Devices

Chapter 9 : Input Output Devices

Chapter 10 : Computer Software 

Chapter 11 : Planning The Computer Program

Chapter 12 : Computer Languages

Chapter 13 : System Implementation And Operation

Chapter 14 : Operating System

Chapter 15 : Application Software Packages

Chapter 16 : Business Data Processing

Chapter 17 : Data Communications And Computer Networks

Chapter 18 : The Internet

Chapter 19 :  Multimedia

Chapter 20 : Classification Of Computers

Chapter 21 : Introduction To C Programming Language

Pradeep K. Sinha is the Vice-Chancellor & Director of the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Naya Raipur. Earlier he was with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC).  Dr. Sinha is an educationist, researcher, scientist, inventor, and internationally acclaimed author of computer textbooks, with more than thirty-five years of professional experience. Indian, American, and other Universities across the globe cite his books as textbooks for their courses. On public demand, his books have been translated in local languages like Japanese and Hindi. Dr. Sinha is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Computer Society of India (CSI), and ACM Distinguished Engineer.

Priti Sinha holds a Master of Science degree from Patna Science College, Patna University. She has been largely involved in the area of Computer Applications. During the period 1988 to 1996 in Japan, she was associated with Professor Mamoru Maekawa’s research laboratory in the Information Science Department, University of Tokyo, and Nichi Denko Gyo, a construction company in Tokyo. At Nichi Denko Gyo, she was involved primarily in the area of Computer-Aided Design (CAD). She is actively involved in writing textbooks and their translations. She also practices astrology and offers online astrology classes as her hobby.

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