Problem Solving and Program Design in C, Update / Edition 3

Problem Solving and Program Design in C, Update / Edition 3

by Jeri R. Hanly, Elliot B. Koffman, Elliot B. Koffman, Jeri R. Hanly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0201754908

ISBN-13: 9780201754902

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson Education

The leading book on introductory computer programming and the C programming language focuses on teaching sound problem-solving skills while preparing you for further study in computer science.

UPDATED TO INCLUDE:

  • A copy of Borland's Enterprise C++ compiler with an appendix on how to use this compiler and Borland C++ Builder
  • A
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Overview

The leading book on introductory computer programming and the C programming language focuses on teaching sound problem-solving skills while preparing you for further study in computer science.

UPDATED TO INCLUDE:

  • A copy of Borland's Enterprise C++ compiler with an appendix on how to use this compiler and Borland C++ Builder
  • A completely revised "On to C++" chapter that accounts for updates to the ANSI standards

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201754902
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
770
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Computers and Programming.
Electronic Computers Then and Now.
Computer Hardware.
Computer Software.
The Software Development Method.
Applying the Software Development Method.
Case Study: Converting Miles to Kilometers.

2. Overview of C.
C Language Elements.
Variable Declarations and Data Types.
Executable Statements.
General Form of a C Program.
Arithmetic Expressions.
Case Study: Evaluating a Collection of Coins.
Formatting Numbers in Program Output.
Interactive Mode, Batch Mode, and Data Files.
Common Programming Errors.

3. Top-Down Design with Functions.
Building Programs from Existing Information.
Case Study: Finding the Area and Circumference of a Circle.
Case Study: Computing the Weight of a Batch of Flat Washers.
Library Functions.
Top-Down Design and Structure Charts.
Case Study: Drawing Simple Diagrams.
Functions without Arguments.
Functions with Input Arguments.
Common Programming Errors.

4. Selection Structures: If and Switch Statements.
Control Structures.
Conditions.
The if Statement.
If Statements with Compound Statements.
Decision Steps in Algorithms.
Case Study: Water Bill Problem.
More Problem Solving.
Case Study: Water Bill with Conservation Requirements.
Nested if Statements and Multiple-Alternative Decisions.
The switch Statement.
CommonProgramming Errors.

5. Repetition and Loop Statements.
Repetition in Programs.
Counting Loops and the while Statement.
Computing a Sum or Product in a Loop.
Conditional Loops.
Loop Design.
Nested Loops.
The do-while Statement and Flag-Controlled Loops.
Problem Solving Illustrated.
Case Study: Computing Radiation Levels.
How to Debug and Test Programs.
Common Programming Errors.

6. Modular Programming.
Functions with Simple Output Parameters.
Multiple Calls to a Function with Input/Output Parameters.
Scope of Names.
Formal Output Parameters as Actual Arguments.
A Program with Multiple Functions.
Case Study: Arithmetic with Common Fractions.
Debugging and Testing a Program System.
Common Programming Errors.

7. Simple Data Types.
Representation and Conversion of Numeric Types.
Representation and Conversion of type char.
Enumerated Types.
Iterative Approximations.
Case Study: Bisection Method for Finding Roots.
Common Programming Errors.

8. Arrays.
Declaring and Referencing Arrays.
Array Subscripts.
Using for Loops for Sequential Access.
Using Array Elements as Function Arguments.
Array Arguments.
Searching and Sorting an Array.
Multidimensional Arrays.
Array Processing Illustrated.
Case Study: Analysis of Sales Data.
Common Programming Errors.

9. Strings.
String Basics.
String Library Functions: Assignment and Substrings.
Longer Strings: Concatenation and Whole-Line Input.
String Comparison.
Arrays of Pointers.
Character Operations.
String-to-Number and Number-to-String Conversions.
String Processing Illustrated.
Case Study: Text Editor.
Common Programming Errors.

10. Recursion.
The Nature of Recursion.
Tracing a Recursive Function.
Recursive Mathematical Functions.
Recursive Functions with Array and String Parameters.
Case Study: Finding Capital Letters in a String.
Case Study: Recursive Selection Sort.
Problem Solving with Recursion.
Case Study: Operations on Sets.
A Classic Case Study in Recursion: Towers of Hanoi.
Common Programming Errors.

11. Structure and Union Types.
User-Defined Structure Types.
Structure Type Data as Input and Output Parameters.
Functions Whose Result Values are Structures.
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.
Union Types (Optional).
Common Programming Errors.

12. Text and Binary File Processing.
Input/Output Files: Review and Further Study.
Binary Files.
Searching a Database.
Case Study: Database Inquiry.
Common Programming Errors.

13. Programming in the Large.
Using Abstraction to Manage Complexity.
Personal Libraries: Header Files.
Personal Libraries: Implementation Files.
Storage Classes.
Modifying Functions for Inclusion in a Library.
Conditional Compilation.
Arguments to Function main.
Defining Macros with Parameters.
Common Programming Errors.

14. Dynamic Data Structures.
Pointers.
Dynamic Memory Allocation.
Linked Lists.
Linked List Operators.
Representing a Stack with a Linked List.
Representing a Queue with a Linked List.
Ordered Lists.
Case Study: Maintaining an Ordered List of Integers.
Binary Trees.
Common Programming Errors.

15. On to C++.
C++ Control Structures, Input/Output, and Functions.
C++ Support for Object-Oriented Programming.

Appendixes
A. Character Sets.
B. ANSI C Standard Libraries.
C Operators.
D. Pointer Arithmetic.
E. ANSI C Reserved Words.

Answers.
Index.

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