C Program Design for Engineers

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Addison-Wesley Longman, 2001 - Computers - 679 pages
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This book presents introductory programming and software development concepts to engineers using a disciplined approach. It provides numerous case studies and programming projects based on real-world examples from a wide range of engineering areas, making the material relevant to what engineers will encounter in their careers; the authors introduce implementations of basic numerical and statistical methods commonly used by engineers. Another feature is the addition of a chapter entitled "On to C++" that prepares readers for a transition to object-oriented programming. The book focuses on many aspects of software engineering, establishing early the connection between good problem-solving skills and effective software development. A five-phase software development method is presented in Chapter 1 and applied in every subsequent case study throughout. The book presents material in an order that meets the needs of a beginning programmer, rather than by the structure of the C programming language. This approach makes it possible to present fundamental concepts using traditional high-level terminology--output parameter, array, array subscript, string--and makes it easier for readers without a prior assembly-language background to master the many facets of pointer usage. This book is designed to introduce C programming to engineers in a way that is relevant to their engineering practice.

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Contents

OVERVIEW OF COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE
3
Computer Software
11
OVERVIEW OF C
27
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Koffman is a professor of computer & information science at Temple University

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