C: From Theory to Practice

George S. Tselikis, Nikolaos D. Tselikas

February 12, 2014 by CRC Press
Textbook - 518 Pages - 110 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482214505 - CAT# K21756


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  • Presents the theory behind C in an accessible way with hints and advice
  • Gives thorough explanations of complicated concepts, such as pointers, structures, memory management, and files
  • Provides concrete examples that illustrate hands-on programming
  • Includes exercises to test students’ programming skills
  • Offers source code online

Instructor's manual and PowerPoint slides available upon qualifying course adoption


Designed for a compulsory fundamental course, C: From Theory to Practice uses a hands-on approach to teach the C programming language, using numerous examples and a clear, concise presentation. Easy to use and classroom tested, this textbook includes more than 500 exercises and examples of progressive difficulty to help students in understanding all the aspects and peculiarities of C. The exercises test students on various levels of programming and the examples enhance their concrete understanding of programming know-how. Divided into three parts, this book:

  • Introduces the basic concepts of C, like getting input from a user, C’s operators, selection statements, and loops.
  • Emphasizes major features of C such as arrays, pointers, functions and strings.
  • Covers advanced topics such as like searching and sorting arrays’ algorithms, structures and unions, memory management, the preprocessor and files.

The book tests the skills of beginners and advanced developers by providing an easy-to-read compilation of the C theory enriched with tips and advice as well as difficulty-scaled solved programming exercises. It decodes the secrets of the C language, providing inside information and programming knowledge through practical examples and meaningful advice. The examples are designed to be short, concrete, and substantial, quickly giving students the know-how they need.