Higher Education

Introduction to Computer Science Using C++, 3rd Edition

  • Todd Knowlton
  • Brad Hunt Lubbock Christian University
  • ISBN-10: 0619034521  |  ISBN-13: 9780619034528
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.75



This non-software specific textbook helps prepare students for the Advanced Placement Test for the C++ Exam A. The many hands-on exercises throughout the book provide immediate reinforcement of the concepts learned.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: The Fundamentals
1. The C++ Language
2. Variables and Constants
3. Math Operations
4. Strings and Screen I/O
Case Study I: Airline Flight Analysis

Unit 2: Program Structure
5. Decision Making
6. Loops
7. Functions
Case Study II: Compound Interest

Unit 3: Arrays and Files
8. Data File Basics
9. Arrays
Case Study III: Mileage Look-Up Table

Unit 4: Object-Oriented Programming and Linked Lists
10. Object-Oriented Programming
11. Pointers, enum, and Structures
12. Linked Lists
Case Study IV: Phone Database

Unit 5: Common Data Structures and Algorithms
13. Stacks, Queues, and Trees
14. Recursion and Searching
15. Sorting
Case Study V: Object-Oriented Program Design

A: Introduction to Computers and the Internet
B: ASCII Table
C: The Binary Number System
D: The Programming Process
E: Order of Operations
F: The bool Data Type
G: Using a Debugger When Programming
H: Numerical Approximations
I: C++ Compilers
J: AP Class Quick References
K: Analysis of Algorithms

What's New

  • This non-software specific book works with compilers from Borland, Microsoft, Symantic for Windows and MacIntosh, and Microwerks.
  • Hands-on exercises integrated throughout the book provide immediate application to reinforce learning.
  • Written in a friendly, easy to understand manner with step-by-step generic instructions.


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Activities Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0619034556 | ISBN-13: 9780619034559)

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Activities Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0619034556 | ISBN-13: 9780619034559)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Todd Knowlton

Todd Knowlton has been an author for Thomson Learning for 6 years and has published various titles in computer programming, computer concepts, and computer applications. His best selling book on C++ has sold over $2 million and counting. Todd remains very active in educational conferences and consults with Microsoft Corporation.

Brad Hunt

Brad Hunt possesses a unique combination of talents in technology, software development, and education. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology, a master's degree in educational instructional technology, and has taught college courses in Web programming and e-commerce. Brad has industry experience as a software developer, training director, project manager, and technology director, and has also co-authored several computer and Web development books.