Problem Solving and Program Design in C is one of the best-selling introductory programming textbooks using the C programming language. It embraces a balanced approach to program development and an introduction to ANSI C. The book provides a gradual introduction to pointers and covers programming with functions early in the text. In later chapters, students learn to implement fundamental data structures such as lists, stacks, queues, and trees in a language that fosters their understanding of stack- and heap-dynamic memory allocation and programmer-controlled pointers. To enhance students’ learning experience it offers the right amount of pedagogical features that include end-of-section and chapter exercises, examples and case studies, syntax and program style display boxes, error discussions and end-of-chapter projects.
This volume provides an excellent introduction to programming, using the powerful but complicated C language. The reader learns the language through implementing the proven Koffman five-step problem solving process.
A text for an introductory course in programming methods for students with no previous knowledge of computers or programming. The broad range of case studies and exercises allows instructors to tailor the course for students in various disciplines. The second edition adds descriptions of applications such as video- conferencing, a database, and a compiler; and traces the history of the joint development of UNIX and C. The date of the first edition is not noted. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Jeri Hanly is Emerita Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Wyoming. She has also recently been on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Loyola College in Maryland and Howard University.
Elliot Koffman is known around the world as a leader in the field of Computer Science education. Dr. Koffman is a Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Temple University. He is author or co-author of leading introductory books in most every popular language from FORTRAN through Java. He is also the recipient of the 2009 ACM-SIGCSE award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education.
0. Computer Science as a Career Path
1. Overview of Computers and Programming
2. Overview of C
3. Top-Down Design with Functions
4. Selection Structures: if and switch Statements
5. Repetition and Loop Statements
6. Pointers and Modular Programming
10. Structure and Union Types
11. Text and Binary File Processing
12. Programming in the Large
13. Dynamic Data Structures
14. Multiprocessing Using Processes and Threads
15. On to C++ (Online at www.aw.com/cssupport)
A More about Pointers
B ANSI C Standard Libraries
C C Operators
D Character Sets
E ANSI C Reserved Words
Answers to Odd-Numbered Self-Check Exercises (Online at www.aw.com/cssupport)