This book presents introductory programming and software development concepts to engineers using a disciplined approach. It provides numerous case studies and programming projects based on real-world examples from a wide range of engineering areas, making the material relevant to what engineers will encounter in their careers; the authors introduce implementations of basic numerical and statistical methods commonly used by engineers. Another feature is the addition of a chapter entitled "On to C++" that prepares readers for a transition to object-oriented programming.
The book focuses on many aspects of software engineering, establishing early the connection between good problem-solving skills and effective software development. A five-phase software development method is presented in Chapter 1 and applied in every subsequent case study throughout. The book presents material in an order that meets the needs of a beginning programmer, rather than by the structure of the C programming language. This approach makes it possible to present fundamental concepts using traditional high-level terminologyoutput parameter, array, array subscript, stringand makes it easier for readers without a prior assembly-language background to master the many facets of pointer usage.
This book is designed to introduce C programming to engineers in a way that is relevant to their engineering practice.
Hanly (University of Wyoming) and Koffman (Temple University) emphasize solving problems and applying software engineering methods to design program solutions as reusable modules. The second edition adds a section on heap-dynamic array allocation and a closing chapter on C++ which prepares students for a transition to object-oriented programming. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)