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C Programming Overview



1. Course Introduction




  • Course Objectives

  • Course Overview

  • Suggested References



2. Introduction to C




  • What is C?

  • Features of C

  • Why Program in C?

  • History of C

  • Current Status and Future



3. An Overview of C




  • The First Program (hello.c)

  • How to Compile and Run a C Program

  • An Arithmetic Program (roof.c)

  • Execution Flow Control (mph.c)

  • The for Loop

  • The for Loop - Diagram

  • Character I/O

  • A File Copier Program (cp2.c)

  • A Character Counter (wc2.c)

  • A Look at Arrays Stock Values (stock1.c)

  • The char Data Type

  • Strings (Character Arrays)

  • A String Copy Program (stringcp.c)

  • A Look at Functions

  • A Functional Program (func1.c)

  • A Review of printf()



4. Data Types and Variables




  • Fundamental Data Types

  • Data Type Values and Sizes

  • Variable Declarations

  • Variable Names

  • Constants

  • Character Constants

  • String Constants



5. Operators and Expressions




  • What are Expressions?

  • Arithmetic Operators

  • Relational Operators

  • Assignment Operator

  • Expressions Have Resulting Values

  • True and False

  • Logical Operators

  • Increment and Decrement Operators (++ and --)

  • Increment and Decrement Operators: Examples

  • 'Operate-Assign' Operators (+=, *=, ...)

  • Conditional Expression

  • Operator Precedence

  • Precedence and Order of Evaluation

  • Evaluation of Logical Operators

  • Type Conversions

  • The Cast Operator

  • Bitwise Logical Operators



6. Control Flow




  • Statements

  • if - else

  • if() - else if()

  • switch()

  • while()

  • do - while()

  • for()

  • The for Loop - Diagram

  • Example: for() Loop

  • Another Example: for() Loop

  • The break Statement

  • The continue Statement



7. Functions




  • What is a Function?

  • Example: findbig3()

  • Why Use Functions?

  • Anatomy of a Function

  • Example: find_big_int()

  • Arguments Passed by Value

  • Addresses of Arguments Can Be Passed

  • A Picture of Addresses and Values

  • When to Use the Return Statement

  • Returning Non-Integer Values

  • Functions in Multiple Source Files

  • A Simple make File

  • The Concept of Variable Scope

  • Automatic Variables

  • Global (External) Variables

  • Static Variables

  • External Static Variables



8. The C Preprocessor




  • Symbolic Constants

  • Macro Substitution

  • File Inclusion



9. Pointers and Arrays




  • What is a Pointer?

  • Pointer Operators

  • Example: Pointers

  • Why Use Pointers?

  • Arrays

  • Arrays (a Picture)

  • The & Operator

  • Pointers and Arrays

  • Pointer Arithmetic

  • Pointer Arithmetic (a Picture)

  • Arrays and Pointers

  • Array Names are Constant Pointers

  • Passing Arrays to Functions

  • Initializing Arrays



10. Advanced Pointers




  • Pointer Initialization

  • Command-Line Arguments

  • Strings and Character Pointers

  • Arrays of Pointers

  • Command-Line Arguments

  • Access Through Pointers

  • Functions and Pointers

  • Example: Functions and Pointers



11. Structures




  • Structures

  • Comparison of Structures and Arrays

  • Structure Definitions

  • Structure Declarations

  • Structure Parameter Passing by Reference

  • Pointers to Structures

  • Structure Parameter Passing Again

  • Arrays of Structures

  • The malloc Routine



12. Appendix - File I/O in C




  • File Streams

  • Predefined Streams

  • The fprintf Function

  • The fscanf Function

  • fscanf() Examples

  • The fputs and fgets Functions

  • The fwrite and fread Functions

  • System I/O


 

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