This course is designed to provide a fast-paced exposure to the C programming language for students majoring in a computer-related discipline. The following topics are briefly reviewed using C syntax: looping, selection, variables, scope rules, functions and pass-by-value arguments. New topics include pass-by-address arguments, formatted and unformatted I/O, user defined types (enum, struct, union), preprocessing directives, file handling, pointers, pointer arithmetic, string manipulation and selected library functions.
- Make effective use of basic constructs such as looping, selection, variables, scope rules, and functions with arguments.
- Use features such as preprocessing directives and bit operators to solve simple problems in applications such as system programming.
- Use structs and unions to craft efficient solutions.
- Write string and character processing code using arrays, pointers, and library functions.
- Employ standard C coding conventions, proper programming style, and appropriate documentation conventions.
- Manipulate external data streams using formatted and unformatted I/O.