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Functions, Recursion, and Program Organization in C++

Learn how to execute functions, recursive algorithms, and organize large programs in C++ from this free online course.

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Functions, Recursion, and Program Organization in C++ is a free online course that offers an in-depth understanding of C++ functions, Virahanka numbers, and program organization. Learn about the execution of (recursive) functions and overloading functions and passing functions as arguments. You will study how to divide codes into functions and use namespaces. Register for this course today and take your C++ programming skills to the next level.
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Functions, Recursion, and Program Organization in C++ is a free online course that provides a professional guide to the basics of functions, using recursive functions, and program organization for C++ programming. This course will teach you how to execute functions and work with large programs. The course begins with an introduction to defining new commands, finding the greatest common divisor (GCD), and the general form of function definitions.

Next, you will study the contract view of functions, types of conditions, and how to use reference parameters. You will also learn about the role of pointers in storing addresses of variables, assignment statements, and how to execute functions. Then, you will discuss recursive functions along with a comparison of recursive and non-recursive GCD. You will also analyze the processing of recursive objects using recursive functions and tree drawing using the turtle in Simplecpp. Furthermore, the course will highlight the process of designing and understanding recursive algorithms, dividing codes into functions, and splitting programs into files. You will also take a look at Virahanka's question and solution and a program to calculate V(D),. Then, you will learn about defining a namespace, the 'using' directive, and using C++ without Simplecpp. Finally, you will study how to pass functions as arguments to other functions as well as how to overload functions,

This free online course provides an in-depth learning experience for intermediate aspects of C++ with an effective guide to executing (recursive) functions, default values, and organizing programs. This course will be of significant interest to students, aspiring programmers, and anyone with an interest in gaining credible intermediate knowledge and skillset in C++ programming. So, register for this course today and improve your knowledge of the C++ programming language.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Outline the process involved in executing a function

  • Discuss the contract view of functions

  • Identify the functions of reference parameters

  • Explain the role of pointers and various operators

  • Analyze the phenomenon of recursion

  • Analyze Virahanka's question and solution

  • Discuss how to execute a recursive program

  • Outline various ways to organize programs

  • Explain how to use namespaces and C++ without Simplecpp

  • Describe the methods of passing functions as arguments to other functions


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