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GE3151 Problem Solving and Python Programming(2021 Regulations)

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Python Programming Quiz

(Common to B.E. & B.Tech. Ist Semester: CSE, IT, CIVIL, ECE, EEE, MECH -2017

 Regulations Exam Date - 19th DEC 2019 )

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GE8151 Python Programming Syllabus(2017Reg)



(Regulation 2021 Anna University)

UNIT I                                          COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING 

Fundamentals of Computing – Identification of Computational Problems -Algorithms, building blocks of algorithms (statements, state, control flow, functions), notation (pseudo code, flow chart,
programming language), algorithmic problem solving, simple strategies for developing algorithms (iteration, recursion). Illustrative problems: find minimum in a list, insert a card in a list of sorted
cards, guess an integer number in a range, Towers of Hanoi.

UNIT II                                        DATA TYPES, EXPRESSIONS, STATEMENTS

Python interpreter and interactive mode, debugging; values and types: int, float, boolean, string, and list; variables, expressions, statements, tuple assignment, precedence of operators, comments; Illustrative programs: exchange the values of two variables, circulate the values of n variables, distance between two points. GE3151 Syllabus PROBLEM SOLVING AND PYTHON PROGRAMMING

UNIT III                                           CONTROL FLOW, FUNCTIONS, STRINGS

Conditionals: Boolean values and operators, conditional (if), alternative (if-else), chained conditional (if-elif-else); Iteration: state, while, for, break, continue, pass; Fruitful functions: return values,
parameters, local and global scope, function composition, recursion; Strings: string slices, immutability, string functions and methods, string module; Lists as arrays. Illustrative programs: square root, gcd, exponentiation, sum an array of numbers, linear search, binary search. GE3151 Syllabus PROBLEM SOLVING AND PYTHON PROGRAMMING

UNIT IV                                                           LISTS, TUPLES, DICTIONARIES 

Lists: list operations, list slices, list methods, list loop, mutability, aliasing, cloning lists, list parameters; Tuples: tuple assignment, tuple as return value; Dictionaries: operations and methods;
advanced list processing – list comprehension; Illustrative programs: simple sorting, histogram, Students marks statement, Retail bill preparation.

UNIT V                                                      FILES, MODULES, PACKAGES 

Files and exception: text files, reading and writing files, format operator; command line arguments, errors and exceptions, handling exceptions, modules, packages; Illustrative programs: word count,
copy file, Voter’s age validation, Marks range validation (0-100).



1. Allen B. Downey, “Think Python: How to Think like a Computer Scientist”, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly Publishers, 2016.
2. Karl Beecher, “Computational Thinking: A Beginner's Guide to Problem Solving and programming”, 1st Edition, BCS Learning & Development Limited, 2017.


1. Paul Deitel and Harvey Deitel, “Python for Programmers”, Pearson Education, 1st Edition, 2021.
2. G Venkatesh and Madhavan Mukund, “Computational Thinking: A Primer for Programmers and Data Scientists”, 1st Edition, Notion Press, 2021.
3. John V Guttag, "Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python: With Applications to Computational Modeling and Understanding Data‘‘, Third Edition, MIT Press
4. Eric Matthes, “Python Crash Course, A Hands – on Project Based Introduction to Programming”, 2nd Edition, No Starch Press, 2019.
5. https://www.python.org/
6. Martin C. Brown, “Python: The Complete Reference”, 4th Edition, Mc-Graw Hill, 2018.


Ø  To understand the basics of algorithmic problem solving.

Ø   To learn to solve problems using Python conditionals and loops.

Ø  To define Python functions and use function calls to solve problems.

Ø  To use Python data structures – lists, tuples, dictionaries to represent complex data.

Ø  To do input/output with files in Python.


Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
CO1: Develop algorithmic solutions to simple computational problems.
CO2: Develop and execute simple Python programs.
CO3: Write simple Python programs using conditionals and CO4: Decompose a Python program into functions.
CO5: Represent compound data using Python lists, tuples, dictionaries
CO6: Read and write data from/to files in Python programs.