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CSci 1113
C/C++ for Scientists and Engineers
Section 010  evening class
Boolean Expressions and Flow of Control
Prof. Eric Van Wyk and Ted Kaminski
Spring 2010
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Exercise 3.1
Consider the following:
double d; int m, n;
d = m / n ;
How many diﬀerent ways can you modify the above code so
that
d
gets the value of
m
divided by
n
using ﬂoating point
division instead of integer division.
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Expressions: Recap
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Expressions: Recap
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static cast: there are others that we will come to later
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Additional modiﬁers:
short
,
unsigned
e.g.
short int x;
e.g.
unsigned int y;
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Representing integers
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How should we represent negative integers?
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Consider Two’s complement:
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a single representation for 0
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Boolean Expressions
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Consider the following problem:
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The City of Minneapolis needs to issue health warning if
the air pollution rises to a dangerous level.
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Pollution measurements are taken in several locations and
measured in “number of pollutant parts per million’. An
average is computed and a health warning is raised if that
average is over 50 parts per million.
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We know how to compute averages, but do not know how
to make decisions based on such calculations.
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We need to compute “boolean values”  values of True or
False.
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Boolean?
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Where does the work “boolean” come from?
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George Boole  an English mathematician who discovered
a logic of true/false values.
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This logic is part of the foundation of computer science.
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Boolean Expressions
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From the perspective of type systems .
..
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We need a type for the boolean values “true” and “false”.
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In C++ this type is written
bool
and the literals are
written
true
and
false
.
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What operators should we have?
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Boolean Operators:
Operators
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Relational operators:
<
,
≤
,
>
,
≥
, =,
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=
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Logical operators:
∧
(“and”),
∨
(“or”),
¬
(“not”)
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In C++ these are:
<
,
<=
,
>
,
>=
,
==
,
!=
.
and
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