Problem Solving and Program Concepts

Problem Solving and Program Concepts : International Edition

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A core or supplementary text for one-semester, freshman/sophomore-level introductory courses taken by programing majors in Problem Solving for Programmers, Problem Solving for Applications, any Computer Language Course, or Introduction to Programming.Showing how problem solving is the same in all computer languages-regardless of syntax-this widely adopted text uses a generic, non-language-specific approach to present the tools and concepts required when using any programming language to develop computer applications. Designed for students with little or no computer experience-but useful to programmers at any level-it provides a step-by-step progression and consistent in-depth coverage of topics, with detailed explanations and many illustrations. Coverage ranges 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. The focus throughout is on the use of problem solving tools-including problem analysis charts, interactivity (structure) charts, IPO charts, coupling diagrams, algorithms, flowcharts, and (in appendices) Universal Modeling Languages concepts, Nassi-Schneiderman charts, and Warnier-Orr diagrams. Techniques are detailed for applications such as page layout, spreadsheets, database management systems, and document processing, and Putting It All Together sections ensure that students learn not only individual problem-solving techniques, but how to put them together into viable strategies for tackling specific kinds of problems/ more

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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 210 x 277 x 21mm | 1,080g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 6th edition
  • 0131228072
  • 9780131228078

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO PROBLEM SOLVING AND PROGRAMMING. 1. General Problem Solving Concepts. 2. Beginning Problem Solving Concepts for the Computer. 3. Programming Concepts. II. STRUCTURING PROGRAMS FOR LANGUAGES AND APPLICATIONS. 4. An Introduction to Programming Structure. 5. Problem Solving with the Sequential Logic Structure. 6. Problem Solving with Decisions. 7. Problem Solving with Loops. 8. Problem Solving with the Case Logic Structure. III. DATA STRUCTURES. 9. Processing Arrays. 10. Data Structures. 11. Database Concepts. IV. OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING. 12. Concepts of Object Oriented Programming. 13. Object Oriented Program Design. V. FILE PROCESSING. 14. File Concepts. 15. Sequential-Access File Applications. 16. Sequential-Access File Updating. 17. Random Access File Processing and Updating. VI. PROBLEM SOLVING FOR APPLICATION SOFTWARE. 18. Introduction to Application Software. 19. Problem Solving for Word Processing and Desktop Publishing. 20. Problem Solving for Spreadsheets. 21. Document Processing. APPENDICES. A. Formulas commonly Using in Business Applications. B. Sort, Merge, and Search Methods. C. ASCII and EBCDIC Codes for Data Representations. D. Forms to Use in Problem Solving. E. Other Problem Solving Tools. F. UML Concepts. more