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Computational Technologies by Petr N. Vabishchevich

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Victor S. Borisov and Petr N. Vabischchevich

1 An introduction to C

Abstract: In this chapter we present a brief description of the basics for the C programming language, which is very popular in scientific and engineering computations. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the programming fundamentals.

1.1 Syntax

The basic syntax constructions of a C program are described below in order to understand the codes presented in other chapters of the book.

1.1.1 Characters

The following characters are used in C:

  • – The upper and lower case letters:
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  • – Decimal numerals:
  • – Punctuation marks:
  • – Whitespace: space, tab, newline and form feed. ...

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