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Programming Abstractions in C: A Second Course in Computer Science

Programming Abstractions in C: A Second Course in Computer Science
Author: Eric S. Roberts
ISBN 13: 9780201545418
ISBN 10: 201545411
Edition: 1
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication Date: 1997-08-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 819
List Price: $149.60

Written by a master teacher and author of the highly acclaimed The Art and Science of C, this new book helps students master the fundamentals of data structures while encouraging them to develop strong software engineering skills. By emphasizing modern programming concepts such as interfaces, abstraction, and encapsulation, the text provides an ideal foundation for further study of programming. With his clear explanations and engaging writing style, Professor Roberts leads students through the CS2 curriculum in a way that captures and holds their interest throughout.


  • This book introduces several library packages to simplify the programming process, making it possible for students to concentrate on high-level conceptual issues without being distracted by the complexities of C.
  • It contains an extensive discussion of recursion, including a large number of sample programs and exercises that range in difficulty from simple recursive functions to the minimax strategy for analyzing two-player games.
  • It emphasizes the practical skills necessary to write solid, reusable code.