Stephen Kochan Programming in C

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Programming in C will teach you how to write programs in the C programming language. Whether you're a vice or experienced programmer, this book will provide you with a clear understanding of this language, which is the foundation for many object-oriented programming languages such as C++, Objective-C, C#, and Java. This book teaches C by example, with complete C programs used to illustrate each new concept along the way. Stephen Kochan provides step-by-step explanations for all C functions. You will learn both the language fundamentals and good programming practices. Exercises at the end of each chapter make the book ideally suited for classroom use or for self-instruction. All the features of the C language are covered in this book, including the latest additions added with the C11 standard. Appendixes provide a detailed summary of the language and the standard C library, both organized for quick reference. Absolutely the best book for anyone starting out programming in C. This is an excellent introductory text with frequent examples and good text...This is the book I used to learn C-it's a great book. -Vinit S. Carpenter, Learn C/C++ Today Register your book at for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.

Key Features
Author(s) Stephen G. Kochan
Publisher Pearson Education (US)
Date of Publication 18/08/2014
Language English
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0321776410
ISBN-13 9780321776419
Subject Computing: Textbooks & Study Guides

Publication Data
Place of Publication New Jersey
Country of Publication United States
Imprint Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
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Weight 838 g
Width 179 mm
Height 229 mm
Spine 27 mm

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Edition Statement 4th edition

Table Of Contents Introduction 1 1 Some Fundamentals 5 Programming 5 Higher-Level Languages 5 Operating Systems 6 Compiling Programs 7 Integrated Development Environments 10 Language Interpreters 10 2 Compiling and Running Your First Program 11 Compiling Your Program 12 Running Your Program 12 Understanding Your First Program 13 Displaying the Values of Variables 15 Comments 17 Exercises 19 3 Variables, Data Types, and Arithmetic Expressions 21 Understanding Data Types and Constants 21 The Integer Type int 22 The Floating Number Type float 23 The Extended Precision Type double 23 The Single Character Type char 24 The Boolean Data Type _Bool 24 Type Specifiers: long, long long, short, unsigned, and signed 26 Working with Variables 29 Working with Arithmetic Expressions 30 Integer Arithmetic and the Unary Minus Operator 33 Combining Operations with Assignment: The Assignment Operators 39 Types _Complex and _Imaginary 40 Exercises 40 4 Program Looping 43 Triangular Numbers 43 The for Statement 44 Relational Operators 46 Aligning Output 50 Program Input 51 Nested for Loops 53 for Loop Variants 55 The while Statement 56 The do Statement 60 The break Statement 62 The continue Statement 62 Exercises 63 5 Making Decisions 65 The if Statement 65 The if-else Construct 69 Compound Relational Tests 72 Nested if Statements 74 The else if Construct 76 The switch Statement 83 Boolean Variables 86 The Conditional Operator 90 Exercises 92 6 Working with Arrays 95 Defining an Array 96 Using Array Elements as Counters 100 Generating Fibonacci Numbers 103 Using an Array to Generate Prime Numbers 104 Initializing Arrays 106 Character Arrays 108 Base Conversion Using Arrays 109 The const Qualifier 111 Multidimensional Arrays 113 Variable Length Arrays 115 Exercises 117 7 Working with Functions 119 Defining a Function 119 Arguments and Local Variables 123 Function Prototype Declaration 124 Automatic Local Variables 124 Returning Function Results 126 Functions Calling Functions Calling... 130 Declaring Return Types and Argument Types 133 Checking Function Arguments 135 Top-Down Programming 137 Functions and Arrays 137 Assignment Operators 141 Sorting Arrays 143 Multidimensional Arrays 146 Global Variables 151 Automatic and Static Variables 155 Recursive Functions 158 Exercises 161 8 Working with Structures 163 The Basics of Structures 163 A Structure for Storing the Date 164 Using Structures in Expressions 166 Functions and Structures 169 A Structure for Storing the Time 175 Initializing Structures 178 Compound Literals 178 Arrays of Structures 180 Structures Containing Structures 183 Structures Containing Arrays 185 Structure Variants 189 Exercises 190 9 Character Strings 193 Revisiting the Basics of Strings 193 Arrays of Characters 194 Variable-Length Character Strings 197 Initializing and Displaying Character Strings 199 Testing Two Character Strings for Equality 202 Inputting Character Strings 204 Single-Character Input 206 The Null String 211 Escape Characters 215 More on Constant Strings 217 Character Strings, Structures, and Arrays 218 A Better Search Method 221 Character Operations 226 Exercises 229 10 Pointers 233 Pointers and Indirection 233 Defining a Pointer Variable 234 Using Pointers in Expressions 237 Working with Pointers and Structures 239 Structures Containing Pointers 241 Linked Lists 243 The Keyword const and Pointers 251 Pointers and Functions 252 Pointers and Arrays 258 A Slight Digression About Program Optimization 262 Is It an Array or Is It a Pointer? 262 Pointers to Character Strings 264 Constant Character Strings and Pointers 266 The Increment and Decrement Operators Revisited 267 Operations on Pointers 271 Pointers to Functions 272 Pointers and Memory Addresses 273 Exercises 275 11 Operations on Bits 277 The Basics of Bits 277 Bit Operators 278 The Bitwise AND Operator 279 The Bitwise Inclusive-OR Operator 281
Author Biography Stephen G. Kochan has been developing software with the C programming language for more than 30 years. He is the author of several best-selling titles on the C language, including Programming in C , Programming in Objective-C , and Topics in C Programming . He has also written extensively on Unix and is the author or coauthor of Exploring the Unix System and Unix Shell Programming .

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