Introduction to C++ Programming and Graphics

  • Constantine Pozrikidis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pages 47-90
  3. Pages 91-126
  4. Pages 127-148
  5. Pages 149-196
  6. Pages 287-313
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 314-372

About this book


C++ has grown rapidly in response to the practical need for a programming language that is able to efficiently handle composite and diverse data types. Today, C++ dominates the commercial market and is favored among application developers.

Introduction to C++ Programming and Graphics offers a venue for rapidly learning the language by concisely revealing its grammar, syntax and main features, and by explaining the key ideas behind object oriented programming (OOP), with emphasis on scientific computing.

The book reviews elemental concepts of computers and computing, describes the primary features of C++, illustrates the use of pointers and user-defined functions, and analyzes the construction of classes. Distinctive features include:

  • An effective selection and presentation of topics and supporting examples

  • A tutorial on the usage of MATLAB® functions in C++ code

  • Tables for translating MATLAB® and Fortran 77 into C++ code, illustrating syntactic differences between these languages

  • Chapters on graphics and GUI programming based on the VOGLE library and the GLUT, GLUI and GTK+ utility toolboxes

This invaluable resource provides a basic, concise introduction to C++ for the novice, allowing the reader to easily grasp the necessary concepts, rather than trying to absorb an extensive reference book. Scientists, engineers, professionals and students familiar with the general principles of computer programming and proficient in an easy programming language will find this volume an ideal entry point into C++.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Constantine Pozrikidis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)University of CaliforniaSan Diego

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-68992-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-68993-7
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