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Extended Prelude to Programming : Concepts and Design

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9781576761328

ISBN10:
1576761320
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
SCOTT/JONES INC PUBLISHING
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Summary

This book, in a language-free context, helps readers learn general programming topics. Topics covered include data types, control structures, files, arrays, subprograms, structured programming principles and how to use basic tools and algorithms. No prior experience with computers or programming is necessary, nor is any special knowledge of mathematics, finance, or any other discipline.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction 1(1)
A Brief History of Computers
2(1)
Early Computers
2(2)
Personal Computers
4(2)
Reading Check--History
6(1)
Computer Basics
7(1)
The Central Processing Unit
7(1)
Internal Memory
8(1)
Mass Storage Devices
8(2)
Input Devices
10(1)
Output Devices
10(1)
Reading Check--Computer Basics
11(1)
Software and Programming Languages
12(1)
Types of Software
12(1)
Programming Languages
13(2)
Reading Check--Software
15(1)
Review and Exercises
15(1)
Key Terms
15(1)
Summary
16(1)
Review Exercises
17
An Introduction to Programming
1(23)
What Is Programming?
2(3)
Programming in Everyday Life
2(1)
Creating Computer Programs
3(1)
Reading Check 1.1
4(1)
Basic Programming Concepts
5(4)
A Simple Program
5(1)
Data Input
6(1)
Program Variables and Constants
7(1)
Reading Check 1.2
8(1)
Data Processing and Output
9(4)
Processing Data
9(1)
Operations on Data
10(1)
Data Output
11(2)
Reading Check 1.3
13(1)
Types of Data
13(11)
Numeric Data
14(2)
Character String Data
16(2)
Reading Check 1.4
18(1)
Chapter Review and Exercises
19(1)
Study Skills: Achieving Success in the Course
19(1)
Key Terms
19(1)
Chapter Summary
20(1)
Review Exercises
20(3)
Programming Problems
23(1)
Developing a Program
24(36)
Programming in the Everyday World
24(2)
The Program Development Cycle
26(5)
The Process of Developing a Program
26(2)
An Example
28(2)
Reading Check 2.1
30(1)
Program Design
31(8)
Modular Programming
31(2)
Pseudocode
33(1)
Calling Modules into Action
34(3)
Hierarchy Charts
37(1)
Reading Check 2.2
38(1)
Coding, Documenting, and Testing a Program
39(4)
Coding and Documenting a Program
39(2)
Testing a Program
41(2)
Reading Check 2.3
43(1)
Structured Programming
43(4)
Flowcharts
43(2)
Control Structures
45(1)
Programming Style
45(2)
Reading Check 2.4
47(1)
An Introduction to OOP and GUIs
47(13)
GUIs and Event-driven Programming
47(3)
Object-oriented Programming
50(2)
Reading Check 2.5
52(1)
Chapter Review and Exercises
52(1)
Key Terms
52(1)
Chapter Summary
53(1)
Study Skills: Writing Programs
54(1)
Review Exercises
55(4)
Programming Problems
59(1)
Selection Structures: Making Decisions
60(34)
Decisions in the Everyday World
60(2)
An Introduction to Selection Structures
62(5)
Types of Selection Structures
62(1)
Single- and Dual-alternative Structures
63(3)
Reading Check 3.1
66(1)
Relational and Logical Operators
67(5)
Relational Operators
67(1)
Logical Operators
68(2)
Hierarchy of Operations
70(1)
Reading Check 3.2
71(1)
Selecting from Several Alternatives
72(5)
Using If Structures
72(3)
Using Case-like Statements
75(2)
Reading Check 3.3
77(1)
Applications of Selection Structures
77(4)
Defensive Programming
77(2)
Menu-driven Programs
79(2)
Reading Check 3.4
81(1)
Focus on Problem Solving
81(13)
A New Car Price Calculator
81(5)
Reading Check 3.5
86(1)
Chapter Review and Exercises
86(1)
Key Terms
86(1)
Chapter Summary
86(1)
Study Skills: Getting the Most Out of Class
87(1)
Review Exercises
88(5)
Programming Problems
93(1)
Repetition Structures: Looping
94(36)
Loops in the Everyday World
94(2)
An Introduction to Repetition Structures
96(5)
A Simple Example of a Loop
96(1)
Relational and Logical Operators
97(1)
Pre-test and Post-test Loops
98(2)
Reading Check 4.1
100(1)
Counter-controlled Loops
101(4)
Constructing a Counter-controlled Loop
101(2)
Built-in Counter-controlled Loops
103(2)
Reading Check 4.2
105(1)
Applications of Repetition Structures
105(7)
Using Sentinel-controlled Loops to Input Data
106(1)
Data Validation
107(2)
Computing Sums and Averages
109(2)
Reading Check 4.3
111(1)
Nesting Loops
112(5)
Nested For Loops
112(2)
Nesting Other Kinds of Loops
114(1)
Nesting Loops and Selection Structures
115(1)
Reading Check 4.4
116(1)
Focus on Problem Solving
117(13)
A Cost, Revenue, and Profit Problem
117(6)
Reading Check 4.5
123(1)
Chapter Review and Exercises
124(1)
Study Skills: Using the Textbook
124(1)
Key Terms
124(1)
Chapter Summary
125(1)
Review Exercises
126(3)
Programming Problems
129(1)
Sequential Data Files
130(30)
Data Files in the Everyday World
130(2)
An Introduction to Data Files
132(6)
File Basics
132(2)
Creating and Reading Sequential Files
134(4)
Reading Check 5.1
138(1)
Modifying a Sequential File
138(7)
Deleting Records
139(2)
Modifying Records
141(1)
Inserting Records
142(3)
Reading Check 5.2
145(1)
Merging Sequential Files
145(2)
Reading Check 5.3
147(1)
Focus on Problem Solving
147(13)
Control Break Processing
147(5)
Reading Check 5.4
152(1)
Chapter Review and Exercises
153(1)
Study Skills: Doing Homework
153(1)
Key Terms
153(1)
Chapter Summary
154(1)
Review Exercises
155(3)
Programming Problems
158(2)
Arrays: Lists and Tables
160(40)
Arrays in the Everyday World
160(2)
One-dimensional Arrays
162(6)
Array Basics
162(2)
Parallel Arrays
164(2)
Some Advantages of Using Arrays
166(1)
Reading Check 6.1
167(1)
Searching and Sorting Arrays
168(8)
The Serial Search Technique
168(4)
The Bubble Sort Technique
172(4)
Reading Check 6.2
176(1)
Other Uses of Arrays
176(5)
Strings as Arrays of Characters
176(3)
Using Arrays in File Maintenance
179(2)
Reading Check 6.3
181(1)
Two-dimensional Arrays
181(5)
An Introduction to Two-dimensional Arrays
181(2)
Using Two-dimensional Arrays
183(2)
Reading Check 6.4
185(1)
Focus on Problem Solving
186(14)
An Invoice Preparation Program
186(6)
Reading Check 6.5
192(1)
Chapter Review and Exercises
192(1)
Key Terms
192(1)
Chapter Summary
192(1)
Study Skills: Preparing for Tests
193(1)
Review Exercises
194(4)
Programming Problems
198(2)
More on Program Modules and Subprograms
200(42)
Subprograms in the Everyday World
200(2)
Data Flow Diagrams and Parameters
202(6)
Data Flow Diagrams
202(1)
An Introduction to Arguments and Parameters
203(4)
Reading Check 7.1
207(1)
More on Subprograms
208(7)
Value and Reference Parameters
208(4)
The Scope of a Variable
212(2)
Reading Check 7.2
214(1)
Functions
215(5)
Built-in Functions
215(2)
User-defined Functions
217(2)
Reading Check 7.3
219(1)
Recursion
220(5)
Reading Check 7.4
225(1)
Focus on Problem Solving
225(17)
A Grade Management Program
225(8)
Reading Check 7.5
233(1)
Chapter Review and Exercises
234(1)
Study Skills: More on Preparing for Tests
234(1)
Key Terms
234(1)
Chapter Summary
235(1)
Review Exercises
236(4)
Programming Problems
240(2)
More on OOP and GUIs
242(40)
Objects in the Everyday World
242(2)
Classes and Objects
244(5)
Some Terminology
244(1)
Defining Classes and Creating Objects
245(3)
Reading Check 8.1
248(1)
More on Object-oriented Programming
249(7)
Inheritance and Polymorphism
249(5)
Object-oriented Program Design
254(1)
Reading Check 8.2
255(1)
Graphical User Interfaces Revisited
256(4)
Window Components
256(2)
Creating GUI Objects in a Program
258(2)
Reading Check 8.3
260(1)
Event-driven Programming
260(5)
Handling Events
260(1)
A Simple GUI Program
261(2)
Event-driven Program Design
263(1)
Reading Check 8.4
264(1)
Focus on Problem Solving
265(17)
The Grade Management Program Revisited
265(8)
Reading Check 8.5
273(1)
Chapter Review and Exercises
273(1)
Key Terms
273(1)
Study Skills: Taking Tests
274(1)
Chapter Summary
274(1)
Review Exercises
275(4)
Programming Problems
279(3)
Additional Topics
282(37)
Data Files in the Everyday World (Revisited)
282(2)
Random Numbers
284(2)
Reading Check 9.1
286(1)
The ASCII Code
286(5)
Representing Characters by Numbers
286(3)
Ordering Arbitrary Strings
289(2)
Reading Check 9.2
291(1)
More on Searching and Sorting
291(7)
Binary Search
291(4)
Selection Sort
295(3)
Reading Check 9.3
298(1)
An Introduction to Direct-access Files
298(7)
Setting Up a Direct-access File
299(2)
Transmitting Data to and from a Direct-access File
301(3)
Reading Check 9.4
304(1)
Using Direct-access Files; Indexed Files
305(14)
Direct-access File Maintenance
305(2)
Indexed Files
307(3)
Reading Check 9.5
310(1)
Chapter Review and Exercises
311(1)
Study Skills: Overcoming Test Anxiety
311(1)
Key Terms
311(1)
Chapter Summary
312(1)
Review Exercises
313(4)
Programming Problems
317(2)
Answers to Reading Checks On Student Disk
Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Exercises On Student Disk
Index 319


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