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C Primer Plusby Stephen Prata
Synopses & Reviews
C Primer Plus is a carefully tested, well-crafted, and complete tutorial on a subject core to programmers and developers. This computer science classic teaches principles of programming, including structured code and top-down design.
Author and educator Stephen Prata has created an introduction to C that is instructive, clear, and insightful. Fundamental programming concepts are explained along with details of the C language. Many short, practical examples illustrate just one or two concepts at a time, encouraging readers to master new topics by immediately putting them to use.
Review questions and programming exercises at the end of each chapter bring out the most critical pieces of information and help readers understand and digest the most difficult concepts. A friendly and easy-to-use self-study guide, this book is appropriate for serious students of programming, as well as developers proficient in other languages with a desire to better understand the fundamentals of this core language.
The sixth edition of this book has been updated and expanded to cover the latest developments in C as well as to take a detailed look at the new C11 standard. In C Primer Plus you’ll find depth, breadth, and a variety of teaching techniques and tools to enhance your learning:
For more than a decade, Stephen Prata's C Primer Plus has been one of the world's most popular and respected guides to learning C as a first programming language: more than half a million copies have been sold worldwide. Instructors, students, and self-taught learners have each praised this book for its logical organization and thoroughness, carefully crafted examples and exercises, and exceptionally clear explanations of some of the most problematic areas of C programming. Now, Prata has thoroughly updated this classic guide to:
As with previous editions, C Primer Plus offers broad coverage that begins with a crystal-clear introduction to the fundamentals of C programming. Prata carefully covers variables, data types, arithmetic expressions, program looping, making decisions, arrays, functions, structures, character strings, pointers, bit operations, preprocessing, I/O, and more. His concise examples and well-designed exercises deliver step-by-step, hands-on experience that begins with simple tasks and gradually builds to more complex, professional-quality techniques. Prata also points out common programming mistakes, helping learners build more robust and reliable code from the very beginning.
About the Author
Stephen Prata , now retired, taught astronomy, physics, and programming at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. He received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His association with computers began with the computer modeling of star clusters. Stephen as authored or coauthored over a dozen books, including C++ Primer Plus and Unix Primer Plus.
Table of Contents
1. Getting Ready
2. Introducing C
3. Data and C
4. Character Strings and Formatted Input/Output
5. Operators, Expressions, and Statements
6. C Control Statements: Looping
7. C Control Statements: Branching and Jumps
8. Character Input/Output and Redirection
10. Arrays and Pointers
11. Character Strings and String Functions
12. File Input/Output
13. Storage Classes and Program Development
14. Structures and Other Data Forms
15. Bit Fiddling
16. The C Preprocessor and the C Library
17. Advanced Data Representation
Appendix A. Answers to the Review Questions
Appendix B. Reference Section
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