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Programming and Problem Solving with C++: Brief, Sixth Edition

Author(s): Nell Dale, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Chip Weems, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • ISBN-13: 9781284028645
  • Product With Access Code    776 pages      © 2014
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A Concise Edition of the Definitive C++ Text Suitable for One-Term Courses

This concise and consolidated edition of the bestselling Programming and Problem Solving with C++ was developed in response to the need for a text that covered only what students and instructors are able to move through in a single semester. Sacrificing none of the breadth and detail of the comprehensive edition, the Brief Edition retains Dale and Weems’s trademark accessible and hands-on style. Highly relevant real-world examples and strong pedagogical features will engage students as they build key skills and absorb critical concepts. The text’s student-focused approach makes even the most difficult concepts in computer science programming accessible to all students.

Expanded and reorganized, Programming and Problem Solving with C++: Brief, Sixth Edition presents advanced topics at the introductory level and is the ideal text for one-term introductory computer science programming courses.

Every new printed copy of the text is packaged with full student access to Turing's Craft Custom CodeLab. Customized to match the organization of the text, CodeLab offers students hands-on Python programming experience. The student types in code and the system immediately judges its correctness, offering hints when the submission is incorrect.

A Comprehensive Edition (978-1-284-02876-8) is available for the two-term course.

Features & Benefits

  • Includes new programming exercises and new, more student-friendly organization of material
  • Provides new discussion of Pointers and expanded discussion of C-Strings
  • Features strong pedagogical elements, including real-world case studies and highly relevant exercises that reinforce key concepts and build crucial skills
  • Introduces C++ language constructs in parallel with appropriate theory so that students immediately realize practical applications
  • Every new printed copy of the text is packaged with full student access to Turing's Craft Custom CodeLab. Customized to match the organization of the text, CodeLab offers students hands-on C++ programming experience. The system immediately judges the correctness of code typed in by students, and offers hints for building and improving coding skills
  • Ideally suited for bundling with A Laboratory Course in C++ (978-1-284-02590-3), a digital resource prepared by Nell Dale
  • Includes a full suite of ancillary resources including a source code for students and instructors, and Power Point Lecture Outlines and a Test Bank for instructors

Applicable Courses

This text assumes no prior programming experience and is most appropriate for introductory programming courses using C++.

  • CS/CS101
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Computer Science I
  • Introduction to Computer Science
Chapter 1  Overview of Programming and Problem Solving
Chapter 2  C++ Syntax and Semantics, and the Program Development Process
Chapter 3  Numeric Types, Expressions, and Output
Chapter 4  Program Input and the Software Design Process
Chapter 5  Conditions, Logical Expressions, and Selection Control Structures
Chapter 6  Looping
Chapter 7  Additional Control Structures
Chapter 8  Functions
Chapter 9  Scope, Lifetime, and More on Functions
Chapter 10  User-Defined Data Types
Chapter 11  Arrays
Chapter 12  Classes and Abstraction
Chapter 13  Recursion

Nell Dale, PhD-University of Texas, Austin

Nell Dale received a B.S. in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Houston, a M.A. in Mathematics, from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. Nell Dale has been on the faculty at the University of Texas, Austin since 1975. She teaches occasionally but concentrates on computer science education, writing, traveling, tennis, and bridge -- and her family of course.

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Chip Weems-University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Chip Weems is an Associate Professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Oregon State University in 1977 and 1979, respectively. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1984. Over the last 23 years, he has taught courses in introductory programming, software engineering, computer architecture, and parallel processing. Since 1986 he has co-authored 13 textbooks that have helped over a million students learn to program computers. His books have been translated into French, Spanish, and Russian. He conducts research in computer architecture, compilers, parallel processing, and compiler-architecture co-optimization.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284028645

Angel ready Test Bank
Answers to In-Text Questions
BlackBoard ready Test Bank
Desire to Learn ready Test Bank
Moodle ready Test Bank
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Source Code
Test Bank