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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

Considering N-dimensional arrays

As we move from three dimensions to four, five, or more, we can continue to conceptualize an array of N dimensions either as an array of (N-1) dimensions or as a contiguous block of basic elements whose size is the multiplicative result of each dimension. Say we wanted a four-dimensional array that has 7 x 3 x 4 x 5for each dimension. This four-dimensional array, named array4D, can be conceptualized as an array of seven arrays of array3d or as a block whose size is 420 elements, or 420 = 5 x 4 x 3 x 7

Here, 5 is the number of first-dimension elements, 4 is the number of second-dimension elements, 3 is the number of third-dimension elements, and 7 is the number of fourth-dimension elements.

C, as specified, allows an unlimited number of array dimensions. The actual limit depends on the limits of the compiler used. In general practice, however, it is unwieldy, both in terms of human conceptualization and in terms of machine memory...