C Program Design for Engineers / Edition 1by Jeri R. Hanly, Joan C. Horvath, Elliot B. Koffman, Joan C. Horvath
Pub. Date: 08/28/1994
B> This book presents introductory programming and software development concepts to engineers using a disciplined approach. It provides numerous case studies and programming projects based on real-world examples from a wide range of engineering areas, making the material relevant to what engineers will encounter in their careers; the authors introduce implementations of basic numerical and statistical methods commonly used by engineers. Another feature is the addition of a chapter entitled "On to C++" that prepares readers for a transition to object-oriented programming. The book focuses on many aspects of software engineering, establishing early the connection between good problem-solving skills and effective software development. A five-phase software development method is presented in Chapter 1 and applied in every subsequent case study throughout. The book presents material in an order that meets the needs of a beginning programmer, rather than by the structure of the C programming language. This approach makes it possible to present fundamental concepts using traditional high-level terminology--output parameter, array, array subscript, string--and makes it easier for readers without a prior assembly-language background to master the many facets of pointer usage. This book is designed to introduce C programming to engineers in a way that is relevant to their engineering practice.
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Table of Contents
(Each Chapter concludes with "Common Programming Errors" and a "Chapter Review.")
1. Overview of Computers and Software.
Computing for Engineers.
The Software Development Method.
Applying the Software Development Method.
Case Study: Converting Miles to Kilometers.
2. Overview of C.
Variable Declarations and Data Types.
General Form of a C Programs.
Case Study: Finding the Area and Circumference of a Circle.
Formatting Numbers in Program Output.
Interactive Mode, Batch Mode, and Data Files.
3. Data Types, Operators, and Simple Functions.
Extending a Problem Solution.
Case Study: Quality Control in Manufacturing Flat Washers.
Functions Implementing Additional Operators.
Simple User-Defined Functions
4. Selection Structures: if and switch Statements.
The if Statement.
if Statements with Compound Statements.
Nested if Statements and Multiple-Alternative Decisions.
Decision Steps in Algorithms.
Case Study: Computing Compass Bearings.
The switch Statement.
5. Repetition and Loop Statements.
Counting Loops andthe while Statement.
Computing a Sum or a Product in a Loop.
The for Statement.
Nested Control Structures.
The do-while Statement and Flag-Controlled Loops.
Problem Solving Illustrated.
Case Study: Computing Radiation Levels.
How to Debug and Test Programs.
6. Modular Programming.
Problem Solving with Top-Down Design.
Case Study: Finding Prime Numbers.
Functions Output Parameters Implemented with Pointers.
Introduction to Scope of Names.
Formal Output Parameters as Actual Arguments.
Case Study: Bisection Method for Finding Roots.
Top-Down Design Illustrated.
Case Study: Performing Arithmetic Operations on Common Fractions.
Debugging and Testing a Program System.
Using for Loops for Sequential Access.
Using Array Elements as Function Arguments.
Using Character Arrays as Strings.
Array Processing Illustrated.
Case Study: Finding Palindromes in Nucleotide Sequences.
Dynamic Allocation of Arrays.
8. Multidimensional Arrays.
Modeling with Two-Dimensional Arrays.
Case Study: Cellular Telephone System.
Vectors and Matrices.
Solving Systems of Linear Equations.
9. Structure Types.
Structure Type Data as Input and Output Parameters.
Functions Whose Result Values Are Structured.
Problem Solving with Structure Types.
Case Study: A User-Defined Type for Complex Numbers.
Parallel Arrays and Arrays of Structures.
Case Study: Universal Measurement Conversion.
10. Text and Binary File Processing.
Searching a Database.
Case Study: Metals Database Inquiry.
11. Programming in the Large.
Personal Libraries: Header Files.
Personal Libraries: Implementation Files.
Modifying Functions for Inclusion in a Library.
Arguments to Function main.
Defining Macros with Parameters.
12. Introduction to Numerical Methods.
Solving First-Order Differential Equations.
Commercial Numerical Methods Software.
13. On To C++.
C++ Support for Object-Oriented Programming.
B. ANSI C Standard Libraries.
C. C Operators.
D. C Numeric Types.
E. Enumerated Types.
F. Pointer Arithmetic.
G. Dynamic Allocation of Two-Dimensional Arrays.
H. ANSI C Reserved Words.
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