Beginning C

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Apress, Mar 22, 2004 - Computers - 648 pages

The updated classic from author, lecturer, and respected academic Ivor Horton, Beginning C, Third Edition is the essential guide for anyone looking to learn the C language from the ground up. It is a highly recommended text for training courses and continuing education students, and assumes no prior working knowledge of C.

By reading this book, youll come to understand the fundamentals of the C language and learn how to program. All you need is this book and any one of the widely available free or commercial C or C++ compliers, and you'll soon be writing real C programs.

Youll learn C from the first principles, using step-by-step working examples that you'll create and execute yourself. This book will increase your programming expertise by guiding you through the development of fully-working C applications that use what you've learned in a practical context. You'll also be able to strike out on your own by trying the exercises included at the end of each chapter.

 

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Contents

Programming in C
1
First Steps in Programming
25
Making Decisions
89
Loops
143
Arrays
197
Applications with Strings and Text
231
Pointers
269
Structuring Your Programs
331
Essential Input and Output Operations
419
Structuring Data
449
Managing Large Amounts of Data
507
Supporting Facilities
557
Computer Arithmetic
587
ASCII Character Code Definitions
595
Reserved Words in C
599
Index
601

More on Functions
369

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About the author (2004)

Ivor Horton is self-employed in consultancy and writes programming tutorials. He worked for IBM for many years and holds a bachelor's degree, with honors, in mathematics. Horton's experience at IBM includes programming in most languages (like assembler and high-level languages on a variety of machines), real-time programming, and designing and implementing real-time closed loop industrial control systems. He has extensive experience teaching programming to engineers and scientists (Fortran, PL/1, APL, etc.). Horton is an expert in mechanical, process, and electronic CAD systems; mechanical CAM systems; and DNC/CNC systems.

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