PASCAL for the Eighties

PASCAL for the Eighties

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This introductory programming text covers the procedures and functions of Pascal before covering syntax. It discusses problem-solving in the context of Pascal, emphasizes structured programming techniques as the basis for writing maintainable software and addresses students in an informal, highly readable manner. To facilitate understanding, all of the text's programming examples are accompanied by complete problem-solving methodology. Parameter passing is explained and the averaging, searching and sorting algorithms are stressed throughout. This book should be of interest to degree and diploma students on courses in Pascal programming in departments of computer science, business and the social and physical sciences.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 920g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • BROOKS/COLE
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534046746
  • 9780534046743

Table of contents

A brief background on computers. Problem-solving using procedure modules. The concept of a simple variable: integer and chars. Passing information to and from modules with parameters. Making choices: IF and CASE. Formal problem solving. Repetition: FOR and WHILE. Reading information. More simple variables: real and Boolean. Function modules and the concept of an algorithm. Constants and subranges. Manipulating one-dimensional arrays. Manipulating two-dimensional arrays. Calling objects what they really are: enumerated types. Keeping related information together: records. Advanced topics in Pascal: sets. Advanced topics in Pascal: pointers. Recursion. Other considerations. Appendices. Index.show more