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Tony Gaddis’s accessible, step-by-step presentation helps beginners understand the important details necessary to become skilled programmers at an introductory level. Gaddis motivates the study of both programming skills and the C++ programming language by presenting all the details needed to understand the “how” and the “why”–but never losing sight of the fact that most beginners struggle with this material. His approach is both gradual and highly accessible, ensuring that readers understand the logic behind developing high-quality programs.
In Starting Out with C++: Early Objects, Gaddis covers objects and classes early after functions and before arrays and pointers. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter. This text is intended for either a one-semester accelerated introductory course or a traditional two-semester sequence covering C++ programming.
MyProgrammingLab for Starting Out with C++ is a total learning package. MyProgrammingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams—resulting in better performance in the course—and provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress. And, MyProgrammingLab comes from Pearson, your partner in providing the best digital learning experiences.
Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MyProgrammingLab does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MyProgrammingLab, please visit: myprogramminglab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MyProgrammingLab by searching the Pearson Higher Education web site. MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
Judy Walters is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. In addition to her many computer science courses, she enjoys teaching a freshman course on film and literature. She also enjoys studying foreign languages and cultures, and recently developed a new course in technology and society, which she taught in Costa Rica Fall 2005, as part of the college's international studies program.
Godfrey Muganda is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, where he chairs the Computer Science Department. He teaches a wide variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels including courses in Object-Oriented Programming, Comparative Programming Languages, and Complier Design. His primary research interests are in the Fuzzy Sets and Systems. He won the North Central College faculty award for outstanding scholarship in 1993.
Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the Starting Out with series of textbooks. Tony teaches computer science courses at Haywood Community College in North Carolina. He is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College "Teacher of the Year,” and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. Besides C++ books, the Starting Out with series includes introductory books using the Java™ programming language, Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET, and Microsoft® C#®, all published by Addison-Wesley.
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Computers and Programming CHAPTER 2 Introduction to C++
CHAPTER 3 Expressions and Interactivity CHAPTER 4 Making Decisions CHAPTER 5 Looping CHAPTER 6 Functions CHAPTER 7 Introduction to Classes and Objects CHAPTER 8 Arrays CHAPTER 9 Searching, Sorting, and Algorithm Analysis CHAPTER 10 Pointers CHAPTER 11 More About Classes and Object-Oriented Programming CHAPTER 12 More About Characters, Strings, and the string Class CHAPTER 13 Advanced File and I/O Operations CHAPTER 14 Recursion CHAPTER 15 Polymorphism and Virtual Functions CHAPTER 16 Exceptions, Templates, and the Standard Template Library (STL)
CHAPTER 17 Linked Lists CHAPTER 18 Stacks and Queues CHAPTER 19 Binary Trees Appendix A: The ASCII Character Set Appendix B: Operator Precedence and Associativity Index
The following appendices are on the accompanying Student CD.
Appendix C: A Brief Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (revised)
Appendix D: Using UML in Class Design Appendix E: Namespaces Appendix F: Passing Command Line Arguments Appendix G: Header File and Library Function Reference Appendix H: Binary Numbers and Bitwise Operations Appendix I: C++ Casts and Run-Time Type Identification Appendix J: Multi-Source File Programs Appendix K: Multiple and Virtual Inheritance (new)
Appendix L: Introduction to the MinGW C++ Compiler and the wxDev-C++ IDE (new)
Appendix M: Introduction to Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition (new)
Appendix N: .NET and Managed C++
Appendix O: Introduction to Flowcharting Appendix P: Answers to Checkpoints Appendix Q: Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Questions