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26 capital letter of English alphabet : A, B, C, D, . . . . X, Y, Z

26 small letter of English alphabet : a, b, c, d, . . . .x, y, z

10 digits : 0, 1, . . . 9

Math operators : + - * / =<>

Other symbols : |, \, # , %, ~, . . . .

Key words

A keyword is an identifier which indicate a specific command. Keywords are also considered reserved words. You shouldn’t use them for any other purpose in a C program.

The most important keywords of Turbo C are

asm auto break case char const continue default
do double else enum extern float for goto
if int long register return short signed sizeof
static struct switch typedef union unsigned void volatile


Identifiers or names refer to a variety of things : functions; tag of structures, union and enumerations; member of structures or unions; enumeration constants; typedef names and objects. There are some restrictions on the names .

Names are made up of letters and digit; The first character must be a letter. The underscore “_” count as a letter; sometime it is useful for improving the readability of long variable names. For example, name unit_price is easier to understand than unitprice . However, don’t begin variable names with underscore, since library routines often use such names.

Upper and lower case are distinct, so x and X are different names. Traditional C practice use lower case for variable names, and all upper case for symbolic constant.

Only the first 31 characters are significant.

Keywords are reserved: you can’t use them as variable names.

Example The following names are valid

i, x, b55, max_val

and the following names are invalid

12w the first character is a digit
income tax use invalid character “ “
char char is a keyword

It is wise to choose variable names that are related to the purpose of the variable, for example, count_of_girls, MAXWORD.

Data types

Data is valuable resources of computers. Data may comprise numbers, text, images . . .

They belong to different data types.

In programming languages, a data type is a set of values and the operations on those values.

For example, int type is the set of 32-bit integers within the range -2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647 together with the operations described in the following table.

Operations Symbol
Opposite -
Addition +
Subtraction -
Multiplication *
Division /
Modulus %
Equal to = =
Greater than >
Less than <

A data type can also be thought of as a constraint placed upon the interpretation of data in a type system in computer programming.

Common types of data in programming languages include primitive types (such as integers, floating point numbers or characters), tuples, records, algebraic data types, abstract data types, reference types, classes and function types. A data type describes representation, interpretation and structure of values manipulated by algorithms or objects stored in computer memory or other storage device. The type system uses data type information to check correctness of computer programs that access or manipulate the



In general, a constant is a specific quantity that does not or cannot change or vary. A constant’s value is fixed at compile-time and cannot change during program execution. C supports three types of constants : numeric, character, string.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
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
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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