Summary: Applied C: An Introduction and More provides an introduction to C programming from a "hands on" perspective. With this book both Computer Science and Engineering students learn the C language and how to program through the reading and writing of basic programs early in the book. After introducing students to the basics, the authors use a spiral approach to build on concepts incrementally so that by the end students are able to write longer programs that require multiple functions. The teaching of these programming concepts is accompanied by a focus on sound program design that emphasizes the need for complete and accurate program specification as well as careful testing from the beginning.Both Engineering and Computer Science students will find this book appealing due to the diverse blend of applications. In addition to many motivating applications throughout the text, topics are introduced with excellent background and motivation followed by accessible explanations illustrated liberally with diagrams, graphs, and short programs. The text is comprehensive and contains enough material for one semester or two quarters of instruction. Topics in the first half are important for all engineering students to master. The third quarter of the text covers basic data structures and algorithms that are of general interest. The last quarter of the book is of greater interest to computer science students and includes several important topics that are rarely covered by textbooks or presented in a manner that is accessible to students.
Table of Contents: I Introduction
Chapter 1: Computers and Systems Chapter 2: Programs and Programming Chapter 3: Fundamental Concepts II Computation Chapter 4: Objects, Types, and Expressions Chapter 5: Using Functions and Libraries Chapter 6: More Repetition and Decisions III Basic Data Types Chapter 7: Using Numeric Types Chapter 8: The Trouble with Numbers Chapter 9: Program Design Chapter 10: An Introduction to Arrays Chapter 11: Character Data and Enumerations Chapter 12: An Introduction to Pointers IV Structured Data Types Chapter 13: Strings Chapter 14: Structured Types Chapter 15: Streams and Files Chapter 16: Simple Array Algorithms Chapter 17: Two Dimensional Arrays Chapter 18: Calculating with Bits V Advanced Techniques Chapter 19: Dynamic Arrays Chapter 20: Working With Pointers Chapter 21: Recursion Chapter 22: Making Programs General Chapter 23: Modular Organization VI Appendix Appendix A The ASCII Code Appendix B The Precedence of Operators in C Appendix C Keywords (and more...)