C For Yourself: Learning C Using Experiments / Edition 1

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This innovative text provides beginning programmers with a concise, accessible introduction to the world of C. Assuming no prior programming experience, the author presents a carefully chosen subset of C powerful enough for solving non-trivial programming problems, yet simple enough so that a novice can steer clear of the pitfalls. Unsurpassed in motivating students' critical thinking and active learning, C For Yourself features computer experiments which serve to clarify presented concepts and to guide readers into making discoveries on their own. Readers are directed in learning many of the subtleties and intricacies of C through hands-on examples. Each section contains interesting pencil and paper exercises to reinforce new knowledge, and programming problems further enlighten students. Chapters cover all the basics of this increasingly important subject, from pointers and arrays to structures, files, and recursion. The author's clear and highly accessible writing style make this text ideal for beginning students and novice programming enthusiasts. A comprehensive instructor's manual including problem solutions and transparency masters also accompanies the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195108415
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/20/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.19 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

State University of New York at New Paltz
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Basics
1.1. Identifiers
1.2. Symbolic Constants
1.3. Variables
1.4. Data Types
1.5. Operators
1.6. Expressions
1.7. Statements
1.8. Program Execution
Chapter 2: Statements: Part I
2.1. Output
2.2. Assignment
2.3. Input
Chapter 3: Statements: Part II
3.1. Selection
3.2. Repetition
Chapter 4: Functions
4.1. Functions: The Basics
4.2. Functions: Input and Output
4.3. Scope
Chapter 5: A Brief Introduction to Pointers
5.1. The Pointer Concept
5.2. Declaration and Assignment of Pointers
5.3. Passing Pointers to Functions
Chapter 6: Arrays
6.1. One Dimensional Arrays
6.2. Arrays and Pointers
6.3. Two Dimensional Arrays
6.4. Strings
Chapter 7: Structs and Linked Lists
7.1. Structs
7.2. Dynamic Memory Allocation
7.3. Linked Lists
Chapter 8: Files
8.1. File Buffers
8.2. File Commands
Chapter 9: Recursion
Chapter 10: Optional Extras
10.1. Additional Data Types
10.2. Shorthand Operator Notation
10.3. Macros
10.4. Compilation Schemes
10.5. Two Unusual Operations
10.6. Passing Parameters to main
10.7. Variable Length Parameter Lists Appendix A: Discussion of Experiments Appendix B: Notes on Some Library Functions Appendix C: Keywords and Symbols Appendix D: ASCII Code Appendix E: Precedence Rules

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