# GE3171: Problem Solving and Python Programming Laboratory Syllabus for Mechatronics 1st Sem 2021 Regulation Anna University

Problem Solving and Python Programming Laboratory detailed syllabus for Mechatronics Engineering (Mechatronics) for 2021 regulation curriculum has been taken from the Anna Universities official website and presented for the Mechatronics students. For course code, course name, number of credits for a course and other scheme related information, do visit full semester subjects post given below.

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Problem Solving and Python Programming Laboratory

#### Course Objective:

• To understand the problem solving approaches.
• To learn the basic programming constructs in Python.
• To practice various computing strategies for Python-based solutions to real world problems.
• To use Python data structures – lists, tuples, dictionaries.
• To do input/output with files in Python.

#### Experiments:

Note: The examples suggested in each experiment are only indicative. The lab instructor is expected to design other problems on similar lines. The Examination shall not be restricted to the sample experiments listed here.

1. Identification and solving of simple real life or scientific or technical problems, and developing flow charts for the same. (Electricity Billing, Retail shop billing, Sin series, weight of a motorbike, Weight of a steel bar, compute Electrical Current in Three Phase AC Circuit, etc.)
2. Python programming using simple statements and expressions (exchange the values of two variables, circulate the values of n variables, distance between two points).
3. Scientific problems using Conditionals and Iterative loops. (Number series, Number Patterns, pyramid pattern)
4. Implementing real-time/technical applications using Lists, Tuples. (Items present in a library/Components of a car/ Materials required for construction of a building -operations of list and tuples)
5. Implementing real-time/technical applications using Sets, Dictionaries. (Language, components of an automobile, Elements of a civil structure, etc.- operations of Sets and Dictionaries)
6. Implementing programs using Functions. (Factorial, largest number in a list, area of shape)
7. Implementing programs using Strings. (reverse, palindrome, character count, replacing characters)
8. Implementing programs using written modules and Python Standard Libraries (pandas, numpy. Matplotlib, scipy)
9. Implementing real-time/technical applications using File handling. (copy from one file to another, word count, longest word)
10. Implementing real-time/technical applications using Exception handling. (divide by zero error, voterâ€™s age validity, student mark range validation)
11. Exploring Pygame tool.
12. Developing a game activity using Pygame like bouncing ball, car race etc.

#### Course Outcome:

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Develop algorithmic solutions to simple computational problems
2. Develop and execute simple Python programs.
3. Implement programs in Python using conditionals and loops for solving problems..
4. Deploy functions to decompose a Python program.
5. Process compound data using Python data structures.
6. Utilize Python packages in developing software applications.

#### Text Books:

1. Allen B. Downey, Think Python : How to Think like a Computer Scientist, 2nd Edition, Oâ€™Reilly Publishers, 2016.
2. Karl Beecher, Computational Thinking: A Beginners Guide to Problem Solving and Programming, 1st Edition, BCS Learning and Development Limited, 2017.

#### References:

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 Dataâ€˜â€˜, Third Edition, MIT Press, 2021
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.

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