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Pascal By Elliot B. Koffman

Pascal by Elliot B. Koffman

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Presenting the concepts and techniques of PASCAL precisely and accessibly, this work uses a five-step problem solving process to connect problem solving skills and effective software development. This edition features an expanded section of exercises and programming projects.

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Pascal by Elliot B. Koffman

Elliot Koffman has made it even easier to learn introductory programming concepts with Pascal. Incorporating the best of earlier editions, this book offers carefully refined explanations in a streamlined exposition. Featuring a new design, this shorter text allows students to concentrate on the essential topics. As always, Koffman makes the important connection between problem-solving skills and effective software development.

About Elliot B. Koffman

Elliot Koffman is a professor of computer and information science at Temple University. He is one of the country's foremost CS educators, a former chairman of the ACM Task Force for introductory programming methods courses, and author of a number of successful language texts in Modula-2, FORTRAN, in addition to his four editions of Pascal and Turbo Pascal.


Table of Contents

(Each chapter contains a Chapter Review.)

1. Overview Of Computers And Programming

Electronic Computers Then and Now.

Introduction to Computer Hardware.

Problem Solving and Programming.

Overview of Programming Language.

Processing a High Level Language Program.

Using an Operating System.

Interview: David A Patterson.

2. Problem Solving And Pascal.

The Software Development Method.

Applying the Software Development Method.

Case Study: Converting Units of Measurement.

Overview of Pascal, Reserved Words, and Identifiers.

Data Types and Declarations.

Executable Statements.

General Form of a Pascal Program.

Arithmetic Expressions.

Case Study: Evaluating Coins.

Formatting Program Output.

Interactive Mode and Data Files (Optional).

Debugging and Programming Errors.

Interview: Philippe Kahn.

3. Functions And Procedures.

Building Programs from Existing Information.

Case Study: Finding the Area and Circumference of a Circle.

Case Study: Finding the Most Pizza for Your Money.


Top-Down Design and Structure Charts.

Case Study: Drawing Simple Diagrams.


Procedures as Program Building Blocks.

Common Programming Errors.

Interview: James Foley.

4. Selection Structures; if And case Statements.

Control Structures.

Boolean Expressions.

The if Statement.

Syntax Diagrams.

if Statements with Compound Statements.

Decision Steps in Algorithms.

Case Study: Payroll Problem.

Case Study: Computing Insurance Dividends.

Hand-Tracing an Algorithm.

Nested if Statements and Multiple-Alternative Decisions.

The case Statement.

Common Programming Errors.

Interview: Ellen Isaacs.

5. Repetition: while, for And repeat Statements.

The while Statement.

Using Loops to Accumulate a Sum.

Event-Controlled Loops.

Loop Design.

The for Statement.

The repeat Statement.

Nested Loops.

Debugging and Testing Programs.

Common Programming Errors.

Interview: Marie des Jardins.

6. Modular Programming.

Introduction to Parameter Lists.

Returning Information from Procedures.

Syntax Rules for Procedures with Parameter Lists.

Scope of Identifiers.

Functions: Modules That Return a Single Result.

Stepwise Design with Functions and Procedures.

Case Study: General Sum-and-Average Problem.

Debugging and Testing Programs with Modules.

Recursive Functions (Optional).

Common Programming Errors.

7. Simple Data Types.

Numeric Data Types: Real and Integer.

The Boolean Data Type.

The Character Data Type.

Ordinal Functions and Character Functions.

Subrange Type.

Type Compatibility and Assignment Compatibility.

Enumerated Types.

Iterative Approximations (optional).

Case Study: Approximating the Value of e.

Common Programming Errors.

Interview: Judith Schlesinger.

8. Text Files.

Text Files, Data Files and Output Files.

Procedures and Functions for Text Files.

Using Text Files.

Case Study: Preparing a Payroll File.

Debugging with Files.

Common Programming Errors.

Interview: Donna August.

9. Software Engineering.

Programming in the Large.

Modular Libraries.

Abstract Data Types.

Testing Large Programs.

Formal Methods of Program Verification.

Ethics and Responsibilities.

Common Programming Errors.

Interview: Robert Sedgwick.

10. Arrays.

The Array Data Structure.

Sequential Access to Array Elements.

Arrays as Parameters and Operands.

Case Study: Home Budget Problem.

Subarray Processing.

Searching and Sorting an Array.

Analysis of Algorithms: Big-O Notation (Optional).

Arrays with Type Char Elements and Subscripts.

Case Study: Cryptogram Generator Problem.

Debugging Programs with Arrays.

Common Programming Errors.

11. Packed Arrays And Multi Dimensional Arrays.

Strings and Packed Arrays of Characters.

Using Strings.

Case Studies: Printing a Form Letter.

Two Dimensional Arrays: Arrays of Arrays.

Processing Two Dimensional Arrays.

Case Study: Analysis of Sales Data.

Three Dimensional Arrays.

Common Programming Errors.

Interview: Patrick H. Winston.

12. Records.

The Record Data Type.

Records as Operands and Parameters.

The with Statement.

Arrays of Records.

Hierarchical Records.

Data Abstraction and Object-Oriented Programming.

Variant Records (Optional).

Debugging Records.

Common Programming Errors.

Interview: Adele Goldberg.

13. Recursion.

Recursive Modules.

Parameter and Local Variable Stacks.

Recursive Mathematical Functions.

Recursive Modules with Array Parameters.

Case Study: Summing the Values in an Array.

Binary Search.

Case Study: Recursive Binary Search.

Problem Solving with Recursion.

Case Study: Towers of Hanoi Problem.

Debugging Recursive Algorithms.

Common Programming Errors.

14. Sets.

Set Data Type.

Set Operators.

Common Programming Errors.

15. External Data Structures: Files.

Text File ADT and Binary File ADT.

Creating and Using Binary Files.

File Merge.

Case Study: Merging Two Files.

File Buffer Variable.

Common Programming Errors.

16. Pointers And Linked Lists.

Pointer Types and Pointers.

Manipulating the Heap.

Linked Lists.

Linked List ADT.

Common Programming Errors.

17. Dynamic Data Structures.


Stack Applications.

Case Study: Reversing a Data Line.

Case Study: checking for Balanced Parenthese.


Binary Trees.

Binary Search Tree ADT.

Efficiency of Binary Search Tree.

Common Programming Errors. 0201526743T04062001

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