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Learning objectives

With 100% accuracy during a: memory building activity, exercises, lab assignment, problems, or timed quiz/exam; the student is expected to:

  1. Define the terms on the definitions as listed in the modules associated with this chapter.
  2. Given appropriate documents produced by a System Analyst, create planning documents (pseudocode and test data), then a source code program that accomplishes the goals of the program.

Memory building activities

Link to: MBA 09


    Answer the following statements as either true or false:

  1. The character data type in C++ uses the double quote marks, like: char grade = "A";
  2. Sizeof is an operator that tells you how many bytes a data type occupies in storage.
  3. Typedef helps people who can't hear and is one of the standard accommodation features of a programming language for people with a learning disability.
  4. The sequence operator should be used when defining variables in order to save space.
  5. Programming can be both enjoyable and frustrating.


  1. false
  2. true
  3. false
  4. false
  5. true
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Lab assignment

Creating a folder or sub-folder for chapter 09 files

Depending on your compiler/IDE, you should decide where to download and store source code files for processing. Prudence dictates that you create these folders as needed prior to downloading source code files. A suggested sub-folder for the Bloodshed Dev-C++ 5 compiler/IDE might be named:

  • Chapter_09 within the folder named: Cpp_Source_Code_Files

If you have not done so, please create the folder(s) and/or sub-folder(s) as appropriate.

Download the lab file(s)

Download and store the following file(s) to your storage device in the appropriate folder(s). You may need to right click on the link and select "Save Target As" in order to download the file.

Download from Connexions: Lab_09_Narrative_Description.txt

Download from Connexions: Lab_09_Aerial_View_Center_Pivot_Irrigation.jpg

Download from Connexions: Lab_09_Hierarchy_Chart.jpg

Detailed lab instructions

Read and follow the directions below carefully, and perform the steps in the order listed.

  • Review the Connexions module "Systems Development Life Cycle" within the Chapter 1 materials. Think of yourself as a programmer assigned to a project during the Implementation phase with your professor as the System Analyst.
  • Navigate to your sub-folder: Chapter_09. Review the first two items provided by the system analyst which he produced during the Design phase of the Systems Development Life Cycle. These two documents historically would have been printed and be placed into a program documentation folder. The items you produce in creating the program would be added to the folder. However, shifting to our paperless view of the world, today these items might be created and stored electronically in electronic folders (which is basically what we are doing by using our sub-folder titled: Chapter_09). The third item, the hierarchy chart, would normally be produced by the programmer. However, given your inexperience, the system analyst has created it for you. Make sure you understand what the program is to do. Any questions ask the system analyst (aka your professor).
The narrative description for this lab assignment describes how farmers in the mid-west part of the United States irrigate a piece of land using a circular irrigation system. This practice also known to as center pivot irrigation is not unique to the United States. Google "map Qatar", click on the map and switch to the "Satellite" view, zoom in and notice that there are several spots in this small middle eastern country where this type of irrigation is being used. "These systems are found and used in all parts of the world..." which supports the appropriateness of this programming problem to all students.
  • Design the program and create your test data by building a Lab_09_Pseudocode.txt file and a Lab_09_Test_Data.txt file. WARNING: Don't touch the compiler/IDE. Don't start by creating the source code file. Creating the source code then producing the planning documentation afterwards is a bad habit that beginning programmers often acquire. NOTE: In your pseudocode document you do not need to create any pseudocode for the Standard Library or User Library functions. Just indicate that you call them from the Program Control functions. If needed, review the Connexions module "Pseudocode Examples for Functions" within the Chapter 6 materials. HINT: Copying the pseudocode and test data files from the Chapter 06 folder might be a good way to start building these items.
  • After you have successfully planned the document and created your test data; create the source code file naming it: Lab_09.cpp HINTS: Using a previous source code file as your starting file makes sense. The file in the Chapter 06 folder might be a good start. You might want to copy some of the include information from the Verify Header code in Chapter 08 into your Lab 09 source code file.
  • Build (compile and run) your program.
  • After you have successfully written this program, if you are taking this course for college credit, follow the instructions from your professor/instructor for submitting it for grading.


Problem 09a – instructions

The sequence operator can be used when declaring multiple identifier names for variables or constants of the same data type. Is this a good or bad programming habit and why?

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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