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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


In this chapter, we have taken the basic idea of a one-dimensional array from Chapter 11, Working with Arrays, and extended it to two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and even N-dimensional arrays. A conceptual basis for multi-dimensional arrays has been developed. Then, we have seen how to declare, initialize, access, and iterate over multi-dimensional arrays in C's syntax. Emphasis was placed on zero-based array indices (more appropriately known as offsets) and on the somewhat peculiar order in which indices are specified—left to right from the highest-order dimension to the lowest-order dimension. This order, however, lends itself somewhat elegantly to nested looping to iterate over multi-dimensional arrays. This chapter may have seemed long; the intent was to demonstrate how consistently the same concepts can be applied from one-dimensional arrays to N-dimensional arrays.

In this chapter, we have not spent too much time delving into what the base...