Dartmouth College
C Programming: Pointers and Memory Management - 4
Dartmouth College

C Programming: Pointers and Memory Management - 4

Rémi SHARROCK
Petra Bonfert-Taylor

Instructors: Rémi SHARROCK

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What you'll learn

  • Visualize the concept of a pointer and use it to pass variables to functions by reference in order to modify them via the function

  • Apply pointer arithmetic in order to address elements of both one-dimensional and multi-dimensional arrays

  • Use arrays of strings to store lists of strings in one array variable

  • Control memory usage by dynamically allocating and freeing memory at runtime

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Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Beginner level

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7 hours (approximately)
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There are 5 modules in this course

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4 videos10 readings1 quiz1 app item3 discussion prompts

By the end of Week 1, you will be able to both visualize the concept of a pointer in memory and use pointers in functions with simple pointer arithmetic. You will also demonstrate that an array name is a pointer performing pointer arithmetic and will create functions that accept and modify arrays.

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1 quiz4 app items

By the end of Week 2, you will be able to deference pointers using array notation and star notation. You will also be able to store multiple strings in an array and manipulate matrices.

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1 quiz2 app items

By the end of Week 3, you will be able to distinguish between the stack and the heap memory spaces. You will also be able to allocate and deallocate memory programmatically in the heap for arrays.

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1 quiz3 app items

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1 video2 readings

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4.9 (13 ratings)
Rémi SHARROCK
Institut Mines-Télécom
7 Courses21,018 learners
Petra Bonfert-Taylor
Dartmouth College
7 Courses21,018 learners

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