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Madras University Question Paper, MW1,2013 Question Paper,COMPUTER PROGRAMMING( THEORY )

Madras University Question Paper
Subject Code : MW1
OCTOBER 2013 U/ID 1368/MW1
Time : Three hours Maximum : 60 marks
SECTION A — (10 × 2 = 20 marks)
Answer any TEN questions.
All questions carry equal marks.
1. Name some of the popular secondary storage
devices used in today’s computer systems.
2. What is an output device?
3. What do you mean by impact printer?
4. What is shareware?
5. What is a storage hierarchy?
6. What do you understand by programming
7. What modes are available in dBASE III plus?
 8. Define multi-user systems.
9. What are various parts of the worksheet area?
10. Define macros.
11. What is a data item?
12. List out the objectives of a database system.
SECTION B — (5 × 4 = 20 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.
All questions carry equal marks.
13. Describe the basic operations performed by a
computer system.
14. What are bar codes? Give the uses of a bar code
15. Explain different ways of acquiring software.
16. Explain the commonly used types of printers.
17. List out the uses of magnetic disks.
18. How does a computer language differ from a
natural language?
19. What are various MODEs available in the work
SECTION C — (2 × 10 = 20 marks)
Answer BOTH questions.
All questions carry equal marks.
20. (a) Discuss the input devices of a computer in
 (b) Discuss the advantages of machine language.
21. (a) Write a program in dBASE to prepare a pay
slip for an employee.
 (b) Discuss about the LOTUS-Functions in detail.
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