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Learn C Programming

By : Jeff Szuhay
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Learn C Programming

By: Jeff Szuhay

Overview of this book

C is a powerful general-purpose programming language that is excellent for beginners to learn. This book will introduce you to computer programming and software development using C. If you're an experienced developer, this book will help you to become familiar with the C programming language. This C programming book takes you through basic programming concepts and shows you how to implement them in C. Throughout the book, you'll create and run programs that make use of one or more C concepts, such as program structure with functions, data types, and conditional statements. You'll also see how to use looping and iteration, arrays, pointers, and strings. As you make progress, you'll cover code documentation, testing and validation methods, basic input/output, and how to write complete programs in C. By the end of the book, you'll have developed basic programming skills in C, that you can apply to other programming languages and will develop a solid foundation for you to advance as a programmer.
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Section 1: C Fundamentals
Section 2: Complex Data Types
Section 3: Memory Manipulation
Section 4: Input and Output
Section 5: Building Blocks for Larger Programs

Moving on to three-dimensional arrays

A three-dimensional array can be conceptualized either as an array of arrays of arrays (two-dimensional arrays of one-dimensional arrays) or as a three-dimensional volume consisting of the X, Y, and Z dimensions, where the Y and X dimensions are rows and columns, respectively. For our discussion, we'll consider a three-dimensional array, named array3D, either as a collection of three arrays, each consisting of 20 two-dimensional arrays, or as a volume of three layers (the Z dimension), four rows (the Y dimension), and five columns (the X dimension). Both conceptualizations are equivalent. Layers is an arbitrary name for the arrays in the Z dimension.

As you will soon see, the order of array dimensions in C is significant. The natural way to think of three-dimensional space is as an X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis. In C, we should think of the higher dimensions first. So, that means the Z-axis, the Y-axis, and then the X-axis. Hold...