Problem Solving and Program Design in C / Edition 7

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Jeri Hanly and Elliot Koffman's disciplined approach to problem solving and software development make Problem Solving and Program Design in C one of the most widely used introductory programming textbooks using the C language. The book incorporates a balanced treatment of program development with an introduction to ANSI C. Pointers are introduced gradually to ensure that students understand fundamental concepts using high-level language terminology. Pedagogical features include end-of-section and end-of-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.

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Editorial Reviews

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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132936491
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/8/2012
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 157,648
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

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 Modular Programming

7 Simple Data Types

8 Arrays

9 Strings

10 Recursion

11 Structure and Union Types

12 Text and Binary File Processing

13 Programming in the Large

14 Dynamic Data Structures

15 Multiprocessing Using Processes and Threads

16 On to C++

App. A Character Sets

App. B ANSI C Standard Libraries

App. C C Operators

App. D Character Sets

App. E ANSI C Reserved Words




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