Chapter 5. Control Statements: Part 1

Let’s all move one place on.

Lewis Carroll

The wheel is come full circle.

William Shakespeare, King Lear

How many apples fell on Newton’s head before he took the hint?

Robert Frost

All the evolution we know of proceeds from the vague to the definite.

Charles Sanders Peirce

Objectives

In this chapter you will learn:

  • To use the If...Then and If...Then...Else selection statements to choose among alternative actions.

  • To use the While, Do While...Loop and Do Until...Loop repetition statements to execute statements in a program repeatedly.

  • To use the compound assignment operators to abbreviate assignment operations.

  • To use counter-controlled repetition and sentinel-controlled repetition.

  • To use nested ...

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