Starting Out with C++ From Control Structures through Objects, Brief Version

Edition: 9th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2018-02-09
Publisher(s): Pearson
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For introductory courses in computer programming.


Help students understand the logic behind developing high-quality programs

Starting Out with C++: From Control Structures through Objects , Brief Edition helps beginning students understand the important details necessary to become skilled programmers at an introductory level.  The text covers control structures, functions, arrays, and pointers before objects and classes in Tony Gaddis’s hallmark accessible, step-by-step presentation. As with all Gaddis texts, clear and easy-to-read code listings, concise and practical real-world examples, and an abundance of exercises appear in every chapter, ensuring that the student not only learns how to implement the features and constructs of C++, but why and when to use them.  Updates to the 9th Edition include revised, improved problems throughout and a new chapter featuring completely rewritten and expanded material on the Standard Template Library (STL).


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Author Biography

Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the Starting Out with series of textbooks. He has nearly two decades of experience teaching computer science courses, primarily at Haywood Community College. Tony is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College Teacher of the Year and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. The Starting Out with series includes introductory textbooks covering Programming Logic and Design, Alice, C++, Java™, Microsoft® Visual Basic®, Microsoft® Visual C#, Python, and App Inventor, all published by Pearson.


Table of Contents

1.         Introduction to Computers and Programming

2.         Introduction to C++

3.         Expressions and Interactivity

4.         Making Decisions

5.         Loops and Files

6.         Functions

7.         Arrays and Vectors

8.         Searching and Sorting Arrays

9.         Pointers

10.       Characters, C-Strings, and More About the string Class

11.       Structured Data

12.       Advanced File Operations

13.       Introduction to Classes

14.       More About Classes

15.       Inheritance, Polymorphism, and Virtual Functions

Appendix A: The ASCII Character Set

Appendix B: Operator Precedence and Associativity

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