Synopses & Reviews
Presents a consistent methodology for solving engineering problems through an introduction to the fundamental capabilities of C++. Introduction to C++ for Engineers and Scientists illustrates the problem-solving process with C++ through a variety of engineering examples and applications. The book maintains an engineering and scientific problem-solving emphasis by reinforcing a five-step process for solving engineering problems: State the problem, Describe the input and output information, Work a simple example by hand, Develop an algorithm and convert it to a computer program, and Test the solution with a variety of data. It emphasizes engineering and scientific problems through a theme of grand challenges, including: Prediction of weather, climate, and global change; Computerized speech understanding; Mapping of the human genome; Improvements in vehicle performance; Enhanced oil and gas recovery. The book provides applications to software engineering including the design and implementation of user-friendly and reusable computer solutions; readability and documentation in the development of all programs; software life cycle; portability; maintenance; modularity; abstraction; reusability; and structured programming. Provides a valuable reference book on the basics and applications of the C++ Computer language for both scientists and engineers.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Engineering Problem-Solving.
2. Simple C++ Programs.
3. Control Structures and Data Files.
4. Modular Programming with Functions.
5. One-Dimensional Arrays.
6. Character Data.
Appendix A: ASCII Character Codes.
Complete Solutions to Practice Problems.