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The introductory text to applications programming in ANSI C assumes no prior programming experience in C or any other language. Sample applications allow students to see the development of a complete C program. This edition includes a chapter on computer systems and program development to provide background for readers with no programming experience, and a chapter on advanced topics. Over 700 new section review exercises are presented, as well as more than 200 programming exercises.
(NOTE: Each chapter ends with common programming errors and programming exercises).0. Computer Systems and Program Development. Algorithms. Computer Systems. Internal representations. Programming Languages. Program Development. Why C?1. Introduction to C. A First C Program. Sample application: Conversion of lengths. Identifiers. The while statement. Sample Application: Computing Income Tax. The if statement. More on the if statement. Redirecting input and output. Files.2. Variables, Operators, and Control Flow. Characters and integers. Floating-point variables. Arithmetic operations. Relational and logical operators and the assignment operator. Sample application: Statistical measures. The for statement and the comma operator. The operators ++ and -. Sample application: Printing a bar graph.3. More Operators and Control Flow. The break and continue statements. Sample application: Generating prime numbers. The switch statement. The goto statement and labels. Conditional expressions. Sample application: Printing a calendar. The cast operator. The sizeof operator. Getchar and putchar. Bitwise operators.4. Functions and Program Structure. Introduction. Arguments and parameters. Call by value. Sample application: Computing Resistance. The scope of variables. The preprocessor. Sample application: Simulating a dice game. Recursion. Sample application: Recursive tiling. Functions with a arbitrary number of arguments.5. Arrays. Why arrays? Array indexes and cell offsets. Sample application: Tracking and reporting car sales. Character strings as arrays of characters. Sample application: Formatting text with a given line length. Arrays as function arguments. String-handling functions. Sample application: Computing a string's length. Multidimensional arrays. Sample application: Matrix multiplication. Sample application: Sorting and searching. Sample application: Forest fire percolation.6. Pointers. Pointer variables. Levels of indirection. Pointers and arrays. Pointers as arguments to functions. Sample application: Reversing a string in place. Sample application: Parallel computing. Pointers and multidimensional arrays. Command line arguments. Pointers to functions. Sample application: Comparing sorting algorithms.7. Storage Classes and Type Qualifiers. Storage classes in a single-source file: auto, extern, static. Sample application: Breaking text into pages. The storage class register. Storage classes in multiple-source files. Sample application: An interactive calculator. Nested blocks. Storage classes for functions. Type qualifiers: const and volatile. Sample application: A scheduling problem.8. Input and Output. Opening and closing files. Character input/output. Sample application: Determining a source file's size in bytes. String input/output. Formatted input/output. Unformatted input/output. Moving around in a file: fseek, ftell, rewind. Sample application: A random access file.9. Structures, Unions, and Enumerated Types. Introduction to structures. Sample application: Pattern recognition. The typedef construct. Operations on structures. Pointers to structures, nested structures, and self-referential structures. Structures and functions. Sample application: Sales reporting. Unions and bit fields. Enumerated types.10. Introduction to Data Structures. Compile-time and run-time storage allocation. Linked lists. Sample application: A text editor. Stacks and queues. Sample application: Converting from infix to postfix. Graphs and trees. Tree traversals. Breadth-first search and depth-first search. Sample application: Heuristic graph search.11. Advanced Topics. Assertions. Exception-handling and jumps. Graphics support for C. Sample application: Fractals. C and C++.Appendices. ASCII and EBCDIC tables. Summary of the C language. Syntax diagrams of C. Some C functions. C and UNIX. VAX-11 C Borland C++, and Microsoft C++. Changes from traditional C. Hints and Solutions to Odd-Numbered Exercises. Index.
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