Introduction to C++ for Engineers and Scientists

Prentice Hall
Delores M Etter  
Total pages
February 1997
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Appropriate for introductory undergraduate courses in Engineering Computing with C++.

Presents a consistent methodology for solving engineering problems through an introduction to the fundamental capabilities of C++, the language of choice for many practicing engineers and scientists.


  • From best-selling Engineering Computing author Delores Etter, whose books have helped to train 500,000 engineers and scientists.
  • At 160 pages this book introduces the basics of C++ programming, and allows instructors to cover additional materials in the same class in the same semester.
  • Less expensive than a full-sized text, allows instructors to reasonably require students to buy additional books and materials for the course.
  • Provides coverage of all the material students will need to get them started using the C++ programming language for engineering problem solving.
  • Illustrates the problem-solving process with C++ through a variety of engineering examples and applications. Pg.___
  • Maintains an engineering and scientific problem-solving emphasis by reinforcing a five-step process for solving engineering problems: State the problem, Describe the input and output information, Work a simple example by hand, Develop an algorithm and convert it to a computer program, and Test the solution with a variety of data. Pg.___
  • Emphasizes real-world engineering and scientific examples and problems, centered around a theme of Engineering Grand Challenges. These include: Prediction of weather, climate, and global change; Computerized speech understanding; Mapping of the human genome; Improvements in vehicle performance; Enhanced oil and gas recovery. Pg.___
  • Introduces software engineering concepts, focusing on the design and implementation of user-friendly and reusable computer solutions; and readability and documentation in the development of all programs. Additional discussions include software life cycle; portability; maintenance; modularity; abstraction; reusability; and structured programming. Pg.___
  • Provides a number of practice opportunities and problems to reinforce the material presented.
  • Includes excellent student aids, margin notes, style guidelines for writing in C++, key terms, and a C++ statement summary that allows the text to be used as a reference. Pg.___

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Engineering Problem-Solving.

2. Simple C++ Programs.

3. Control Structures and Data Files.

4. Modular Programming with Functions.

5. One-Dimensional Arrays.

6. Character Data.

Appendix A: ASCII Character Codes.

Complete Solutions to Practice Problems.


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