Problem Solving, Abstraction, and Design Using C++ / Edition 3

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While emphasizing problem solving and programming skills, the authors introduce object-oriented concepts early in the text. The system-defined string and stream classes and a user-defined money class are used to reinforce the importance of data modeling in programming. This second edition contains all of the classic learning features readers have come to know and trust in authors Frank Friedman and Elliot Koffman. These features include case studies, program style sections, syntax display boxes, end-of-section exercises, common-error sections, chapter reviews, quick-check exercises, and programming projects.

A first course C++ programming text emphasizing object-oriented programming, problem solving skills, and program engineering and design. Discusses top-down design, functions, procedural decomposition, selection structures, repetition, simple data types, files, arrays, and structures. Introduces software engineering, user-defined classes, modeling concepts, recursion, pointers, and dynamic structures. Uses a problem solving approach to guide the student through relevant case studies geared to specific topics. Pointers have been de-emphasized and are included with dynamic data structures only. Supplementary materials are available on the Web.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201612776
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 2/23/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Computers, Problem Solving, and Programming 1
2 Overview of C++ 33
3 Top-Down Design with Functions and Classes 97
4 Selection Structures: if and switch statements 155
5 Repetition: while, for, and do-while statements 211
6 Program Design and Functions Revisited 277
7 Simple Data Types 325
8 Formatting and Files 365
9 Arrays and Structures 405
10 Introduction to Software Engineering 451
11 User-Defined Classes 493
12 Modeling Data with Arrays, Structs, and Classes 539
13 Recursion 601
14 Pointers and Dynamic Data Structures 631
App. A Character Sets 685
App. B Reserved Words and Special Characters 686
App. C Selected C++ Library Facilities 687
App. D Operators 693
App. E A Brief Introduction to Inheritance and Polymorphism 695
Answers A-1
Index I-1
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2002

    Filled with undocumented errors!

    This book was a requirement for my Introduction To Programming class. We went through most of it in class, but not page by page, I did that at home. I found that although this book has an online err list, it still had MANY undocumented errors throughout. I also found that the projects were hard to figure out by the examples given in the book. Come on guys, this IS a book for beginners! How are we supposed to come up with the solutions if they are not covered in the book? Needless to say- I passed the class with a lot of help (there were 5 of us left at the end of the semester of 25- maybe the book had something to do with it?)I am not keeping this book- I already sold it to another poor student that has to have it for their class.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2001

    It's the great book!!!

    If you don't have any basic skill for C++, this is the greatest book to you for learning C++ from the beginning.

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