Programming And Problem Solving With C++: Brief Edition / Edition 5

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Based off the highly successful Programming and Problem Solving with C++ which Dale is famous for, comes the new Brief Edition, perfect for the one-term course. The text was motivated by the need for a text that covered only what instructors and students are able to move through in a single semester without sacrificing the breadth and detail necessary for the introductory programmer. The authors excite and engage students in the learning process with their accessible writing style, rich pedagogy, and relevant examples.

This Brief Edition introduces the new Software Maintenance Case Studies element that teaches students how to read code in order to debug, alter, or enhance existing class or code segments.

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This computer science textbook introduces the basic control structures of the C++ programming language before shifting the focus to abstract data types. The authors cover standard library functions, simple arithmetic expressions, looping operations, the C++ class mechanism, arrays, lists, object-oriented programming, and pointers. The third edition adds a chapter on templates and exceptions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Provides a foundation in algorithm development and functional decomposition design methodology, building on these with exploration of ADTs, the C++ class, encapsulation, information hiding, and object-oriented software development. Pedagogy employs case studies, with sections on testing and debugging sections, five types of exercises. Newly featured in the second edition is conformance to ISO/ANSI standard C++ (officially approved in July, 1998) and added introductory materials. Dale, Chip Weems, and Mark Headington are from the U. of Texas, Austin; U. of Massachusetts, Amherst; and U. of Wisconsin, La Crosse, respectively. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763771515
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/27/2009
  • Edition description: 5E
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 697
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Overview of Programming and Problem Solving 1
2 C++ Syntax and Semantics, and the Program Development Process 41
3 Arithmetic Expressions, Function Calls, and Output 93
4 Program Input and the Software Design Process 131
5 Conditions, Logical Expressions, and Selection Control Structures 185
6 Looping 253
7 Functions 323
8 Scope, Lifetime, and More on Functions 389
9 Additional Control Structures 459
10 Simple Data Types: Built-In and User-Defined 501รค
11 One-Dimensional Arrays 591
12 Applied Arrays: Lists and Strings 647
13 Multidimensional Arrays 707
14 Records (C++ Structs) 771
15 Classes and Data Abstraction 837
16 Object-Oriented Software Development 905
17 Pointers, Dynamic Data, and Reference Types 967
18 Linked Structures 1045
19 Recursion 1119
Appendix A Reserved Words A1
Appendix B Operator Precedence A1
Appendix C C++ Library Routines A2
Appendix D Syntax Templates A10
Appendix E Character Sets A30
Appendix F Program Style, Formatting, and Documentation A31
Glossary A40
Answers to Selected Exercises A47
Index A79
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