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Problem Solving and Program Design in C, 8th edition

  • Jeri R. Hanly
  • Elliot B. Koffman

Published by Pearson (June 25th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

8th edition

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For introductory courses in computer science and engineering.
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Learning to Program with ANSI-C

Problem Solving and Program Design in C teaches readers to program with ANSI-C, a standardized, industrial-strength programming language known for its power and probability. The text uses widely accepted software engineering methods to teach readers to design cohesive, adaptable, and reusable program solution modules with ANSI-C. Through case studies and real world examples, readers are able to envision a professional career in programming.

Widely perceived as an extremely difficult language due to its association with complex machinery, the Eighth Edition approaches C as conducive to introductory courses in program development. C language topics are organized based on the needs of beginner programmers rather than structure, making for an even easier introduction to the subject. Covering various aspects of software engineering, including a heavy focus on pointer concepts, the text engages readers to use their problem solving skills throughout. 

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Table of contents

0. Computer Science as a Career Path 1

1. Overview of Computers and Programming 13

2. Overview of C 45

3. Top-Down Design with Functions 107

4. Selection Structures: if and switch Statements 173

5. Repetition and Loop Statements 235

6. Pointers and Modular Programming 315

7. Array Pointers 375

8. Strings 453

9. Recursion 517

10. Structure and Union Types 567

11. Text and Binary File Pointers 623

12. Programming in the Large 659

13. Pointers and Dynamic Data Structures 699

14. Multiprocessing Using Processes and Threads (Online at

15. On to C++ (Online at )



A More about Pointers A-1

B ANSI C Standard Libraries B-1

C C Operators C-1

D Character Sets D-1

E ANSI C Reserved Words E-1

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