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Problem Solving & Prog Concepts (5th Ed)

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0130229679
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Pub. Date:
5/1/2000
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Summary

Revised to reflect changes in the programming industry - as well as user feedback - this successful book emphasizes that problem solving is the same in "all" computer languages, regardless of syntax. Uses a generic, non-language-specific approach to present the tools and concepts required when using any programming language to develop computer applications. Is designed for readers with little or no computer experience, but is also useful to programmers at any level. Provides step-by-step progression and consistent in-depth coverage of topics, with detailed explanations and many illustrations. Covers topics ranging from the basics of mathematical functions and operators to the design and use of such techniques as code, arrays, pointers, other data structures, database concepts, and object- oriented programming concepts. A useful reference for programmers.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE INTRODUCTION TO PROBLEM SOLVING AND PROGRAMMING 1(61)
General Problem-Solving Concepts
2(9)
Problem Solving in Everyday Life
2(2)
Types of Problems
4(1)
Problem Solving with Computers
4(1)
Difficulties with Problem Solving
5(1)
Summary
5(1)
New Terms
6(1)
Questions
6(1)
Problems
6(5)
Beginning Problem-Solving Concepts for the Computer
11(26)
Constants and Variables
12(2)
Data Types
14(4)
Functions
18(3)
Operators
21(4)
Expressions and Equations
25(7)
Summary
32(1)
New Terms
32(1)
Questions
32(2)
Problems
34(3)
Programming Concepts
37(24)
How the Computer Stores Data
38(1)
Communicating with the Computer
39(1)
Organizing the Problem
40(15)
Testing the Solution
55(1)
Coding the Program
55(1)
Summary
55(1)
New Terms
56(1)
Questions
56(5)
Supplementary Exercises
58(3)
UNIT TWO STRUCTURING PROGRAMS FOR LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS 61(102)
An Introduction to Programming Structure
62(13)
Pointers for Structuring a Program
63(1)
Cohesion and Coupling
63(1)
The Modules and Their Functions
64(1)
Local and Global Variables
65(1)
Parameters
66(6)
Variable Names and the Data Dictionary
72(1)
The Four Logic Structures
73(1)
Summary
73(1)
New Terms
74(1)
Questions
74(1)
Problem Solving with the Sequential Logic Structure
75(15)
Algorithm Instructions and Flowchart Symbols
75(3)
The Sequential Logic Structure
78(1)
Solution Development
79(8)
Summary
87(1)
Questions
88(1)
Problems
88(2)
Problem Solving with Decisions
90(32)
The Decision Logic Structure
91(1)
Multiple IF/THEN/ELSE Instructions
92(2)
Using Straight-through Logic
94(3)
Using Positive Logic
97(1)
Using Negative Logic
98(4)
Logic Conversion
102(1)
Which Decision Logic?
102(4)
Decision Tables
106(9)
Putting It All Together
115(4)
Summary
119(1)
New Terms
120(1)
Questions
120(1)
Problems
120(2)
Problem Solving with Loops
122(24)
The Loop Logic Structure
122(1)
Incrementing
123(1)
Accumulating
124(1)
While/While-End
124(2)
Putting It All Together
126(2)
Repeat/Until
128(1)
Putting It All Together
129(3)
Automatic-Counter Loop
132(1)
Putting It All Together
133(3)
Nested Loops
136(1)
Indicators
136(3)
Algorithm Instructions and Flowchart Symbols
139(2)
Recursion
141(1)
Summary
141(1)
New Terms
141(1)
Questions
141(3)
Problems
144(2)
Problem Solving with the Case Logic Structure
146(17)
The Case Logic Structure
146(2)
Codes
148(2)
Putting It All Together
150(1)
Menus
151(1)
Putting It All Together
151(9)
Summary
160(1)
New Terms
160(1)
Questions
160(1)
Problems
160(3)
Supplementary Exercises
162(1)
UNIT THREE DATA STRUCTURES 163(104)
Processing Arrays
164(56)
Arrays
165(2)
One-Dimensional Arrays
167(6)
Putting It All Together
173(1)
Two-Dimensional Arrays
174(9)
Putting It All Together
183(7)
Multidimensional Arrays
190(1)
Table Look-up Technique
191(4)
The Pointer Technique
195(13)
Putting It All Together
208(9)
Summary
217(1)
New Terms
217(1)
Questions
217(1)
Problems
218(2)
Data Structures
220(47)
Beginning File Concepts
221(1)
Sorting Techniques
222(7)
Stacks
229(1)
Records as a Data Structure
230(2)
Linked Lists
232(19)
Binary Trees
251(9)
Summary
260(1)
New Terms
260(1)
Questions
261(1)
Problems
261(6)
Supplementary Exercises
264(3)
UNIT FOUR OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 267(26)
Concepts of Object-Oriented Programming
268(7)
Object-Oriented Programming
269(3)
GUI (Graphical User Interface)
272(1)
Event-Driven Object-Oriented Programming
272(1)
Summary
273(1)
New Terms
274(1)
Questions
274(1)
Problems
274(1)
Object-Oriented Program Design
275(18)
Designing an Object-Oriented Application
276(8)
Interface Design
284(1)
Designing an Event-Driven Object-Oriented Application
285(5)
Summary
290(1)
New Terms
291(1)
Questions
291(1)
Problems
291(2)
Supplementary Exercises
292(1)
UNIT FIVE FILE PROCESSING 293(96)
File Concepts
294(14)
Sequential-Access Files
295(1)
Random-Access Files
295(1)
Buffers
295(1)
Primary and Secondary Keys
296(1)
Algorithm Instructions and Flowchart Symbols
296(3)
Systems Flowcharts
299(1)
Designing Records
299(5)
Processing Sequential-Access Files
304(1)
The Primer Read
304(2)
Processing Random-Access Files
306(1)
Summary
306(1)
New Terms
306(1)
Questions
307(1)
Problems
307(1)
Sequential-Access File Applications
308(34)
Designing Output Reports
309(1)
Headings and Line Counters
309(1)
Control-Breaks
310(13)
Multiple Control-Breaks
323(8)
Using Indicators for Program Control
331(1)
Error Handling
331(1)
Null Files
331(9)
Summary
340(1)
New Terms
340(1)
Questions
340(1)
Problems
340(2)
Sequential-Access File Updating
342(26)
Creating Files
343(1)
The Master File
343(1)
Transaction Files
344(1)
Activity Files
344(1)
Backup Files
344(1)
Updating the Master File Using a Transaction File
344(7)
Putting It All Together
351(11)
A Useful Alternative Method
362(1)
Summary
362(5)
New Terms
367(1)
Questions
367(1)
Problems
367(1)
Random-Access File Processing and Updating
368(21)
Index Files
369(1)
Updating Random-Access Files Using an Interactive Process
370(15)
Summary
385(1)
New Term
386(1)
Questions
386(1)
Problems
386(3)
Supplementary Exercises
387(2)
UNIT SIX PROBLEM SOLVING FOR APPLICATION SOFTWARE 389(64)
Introduction to Application Software
390(6)
Types of Horizontal Software
391(1)
Steps to Learning a New Software Package
392(1)
Software Compatibility Problems
393(1)
File Organization
393(1)
Summary
394(1)
New Terms
394(1)
Questions
395(1)
Problem
395(1)
Problem Solving for Word Processing and Desktop Publishing
396(17)
Word Processing
397(3)
Graphics
400(1)
Desktop Publishing
401(1)
Some Design Concepts
401(3)
Word-Processing and Desktop-Publishing Planning
404(3)
Types of Documents
407(4)
Summary
411(1)
New Terms
411(1)
Questions
411(1)
Problems
412(1)
Problem Solving for Spreadsheets
413(19)
Spreadsheet Basics
414(3)
Design of a Spreadsheet
417(4)
Putting It All Together
421(3)
Macros
424(3)
Graphs and Presentation Graphics
427(1)
Putting It All Together
427(2)
Summary
429(1)
New Terms
430(1)
Questions
430(1)
Problems
430(2)
Problem Solving for Relational Database Management Systems
432(13)
Database Management Systems Versus Record Management Systems
433(1)
Design of a Database Management System
434(5)
Putting It All Together
439(3)
Summary
442(1)
New Terms
443(1)
Questions
443(1)
Problems
443(2)
Document Processing
445(8)
The Six Elements of a Computer System
445(1)
Sharing Data
446(2)
Linking Data
448(1)
Summary
449(1)
New Terms
449(1)
Questions
449(1)
Problems
450(3)
Supplementary Exercises
451(2)
Appendix A Formulas Commonly Used in Business Applications 453(3)
Appendix B Sort, Merge, and Search Methods 456(5)
Appendix C ASCII and EBCDIC Codes for Data Representation 461(5)
Appendix D Forms to Use in Problem Solving 466(19)
Appendix E Other Problem-Solving Tools 485(4)
Glossary 489(8)
Index 497


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