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Ansi C The C Programming Language | Brian W Kernighan & Dennis - PEARSON

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  • Paperback: 288 pages

  • Publisher: Pearson Education India; 2 edition (2015)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 9332549443

  • ISBN-13: 978-9332549449

This second editon describes C as defined by the ANSI standard. This book is meant to help the reader learn how to program in C. The book assumes some familiarity with basic programming concepts like variables, assignment statements, loops, and functions. A novice programmer should be able to read along and pick up the language.

The book enumerates the concepts related to C Programming language, as prescribed by ANSI standard. The book elaborates on the basics of procedure oriented programming and the fundamentals of writing C codes. It goes on to cover aspects like functions and loops, learning which will help novice programmers to code elementary level codes properly.

concepts Covered

Each concept is covered using tracing to explain how the particular coding element works, real- time programs to help users understand how to implement learned concepts and computerized outputs to assure validity of programs written. Elementary programming concepts like arrays, loops, assignment statements and operators, functions, file processing, data structures, etc. have been covered in the book. Solved and unsolved questions have been provided to help programmers develop an expertise in writing C codes flawlessly. Error correction exercises, code modification exercises and several such skill-testing exercised have been provided to help students analyse their understanding and knowledge. Model questions have been provided as per examination pattern to help students test themselves.

About The Author

Brian Willis Kernighan, born on 1 January, 1942, is a Canadian computer scientist who is responsible for the development and authoring of the AWK and AMPL programming languages. He also worked in developed UNIX, while he was a part of Bell Labs. Kernighan became renowned by co-authoring the book, The C Programming Language, along with Dennis Ritchie, who also worked in the development project of UNIX. He is currently the Computer Science Professor at Princeton University and has a huge number of accolades to his credit.


About the Author(s)


Brian W. Kernighan received his BASc from the University of Toronto in 1964 and a PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton in 1969. He was a member of the Computing Science Research center at Bell Labs until 2000, and is now a professor in the Computer Science Department at Princeton. He was a co-creator of several programming languages, including AWK, AMPL, and a number of tools for document preparation. He is the co-author of 10 books and some technical papers, and holds 4

patents. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2002. His research areas include programming languages, tools and interfaces that make computers easier to use, often for non-specialist users. He is also interested in technology


1. A Tutorial Introduction.

2. Types, Operators, and Expressions.

3. Control Flow.

4. Functions and Program Structure.

5. Pointers and Arrays.

6. Structures.

7. Input and Output.

8. The UNIX System Interface.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

Appendix C.


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