Problem Solving and Program Design in C: International Edition

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Problem Solving and Program Design in C- , provides beginning programmers with a disciplined approach to solving problems using the C programming language. It provides a broad selection of case studies and exercises that are appealing to students in many disciplines. Throughout the last three editions, students using this best-selling book have developed a strong understanding of program design and C.

Students focus on basic issues of software engineering and good programming style from the first chapters on control structures and modularization. In later chapters, they learn to implement fundamental data structures such as lists, stacks, queues, and trees in a language that fosters their understanding of stack- and heap-dynamic memory allocation and programmer-controlled pointers.

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Using a subset of ANSI C, Problem Solving and Program Design in C, Second Edition teaches a disciplined approach to solving problems and to applying widely accepted software engineering methods to design program solutions. Intended for a first course in programming, this text assumes no prior knowledge of computers or programming. Written to be accessible to students, concepts are presented in an order that makes sense to the beginning programmer --not in units dictated by the structure of the language. A broad selection of case studies and exercises allow an instructor to design an introductory programming course in C for computer science majors or for students from a wide range of other disciplines. While retaining its proven problem solving approach, the new edition has been refined to become an even stronger teaching tool.

  • Introduces the difficult concept of pointers, uniquely and effectively, over four separate chapters
  • Covers user-defined functions with input parameters in Chapter 3, allowing students to do more meaningful programs early
  • Provides complete coverage of loop constructs (Chapter 5) and complete coverage of stacks (Chapter 8 Arrays, Chapter 10 Recursion, Chapter 14 Dynamic Memory Allocation)
  • Includes a complete appendix of ANSI C Standard Library Functions for reference
  • Reinforces key concepts using strong pedagogical features including program style boxes, syntax displays, end-of-section exercises, case studies, common error sections, programming projects, and others


About the Author:

Jeri Hanly is Emerita Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Wyoming. She has also recently been on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Loyola College in Maryland and Howard University.  


Elliot Koffman is known around the world as a leader in the field of Computer Science education. Dr. Koffman is a Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at Temple University. He is author or co-author of leading introductory books in most every popular language from FORTRAN through Java. He is also the recipient of the 2009 ACM-SIGCSE award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education.

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