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Chapter 4: Basic C Operators. In this chapter, you will learn about: Assignment operators Arithmetic operators Unary operators Binary operators Equalities and relational operators Logical operators Conditional operator. Assignment Operators.

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chapter 4 basic c operators
Chapter 4: Basic C Operators
  • In this chapter, you will learn about:
    • Assignment operators
    • Arithmetic operators
      • Unary operators
      • Binary operators
    • Equalities and relational operators
    • Logical operators
    • Conditional operator

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assignment operators
Assignment Operators
  • Assignment operators are used to combine the '=' operator with one of the binary arithmetic operators
  • In the following slide, All operations starting from c = 9

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arithmetic operators i
Arithmetic Operators I
  • In C, we have the following operators (note that all these example are using 9 as the value of its first operand)

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arithmetic operators ii
Arithmetic Operators II
  • There are 2 types of arithmetic operators in C:
    • unary operators
      • operators that require only one operand.
    • binary operators.
      • operators that require two operands.

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unary operator
Unary Operator

C OperationOperatorExample

Positive + a = +3

Negative - b = -a

Increment ++ i++

Decrement -- i--

  • The first assigns positive 3 to a
  • The second assigns the negative value of a to b.
  • i++ is equivalent to i = i + 1
  • i-- is equivalent to i = i-1

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binary operators
Binary Operators

C Operation Operator Example:

Addition + a + 3

Subtraction - a - 6

Multiplication * a * b

Division / a / c

Modulus % a % x

  • The division of variables of type int will always produce a variable of type int as the result.
  • You could only use modulus (%) operation on int variables.

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increment and decrement operators
Increment and Decrement Operators
  • Both increment and decrement operators can be used as a prefix (pre) or as a suffix (post). The operator can be written before the identifier as a prefix (++a) or after the identifier as a suffix (a++).
  • In simple operations such as a++ or ++a both have exactly the same meaning. However in some cases there is a difference. Consider the following set of statements:

int a, x; //line 1

a = 3; //line 2

x = ++a; //line 3 (prefix)

After executing above segment of code, “a” will be 4 and “x”

will be 4.

In line 3, first the variable “a” is incremented before assigning it to variable “x”.

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increment and decrement operators con t
Increment and Decrement Operators (con’t)
  • Consider the following segment of code.

int a, x; //line 1

a = 3; //line 2

x = a++; //line 3 (suffix)

After executing above code segment “a” will be 4 and “x” will be 3.

In the second approach in line 3 first “a” is assigned to “x” and then “a” is incremented.

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slide9
The following table illustrates the difference between the prefix and postfix modes of the increment and decrement operator.

int R = 10, count=10;

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exercise
Exercise

Predict the values of variables “a”, “b”, “sum1”

and “sum2” if the following code segment is

executed.

int a, b;

a = b = 2;

sum1 = a + (++b);

sum2 = a + (b++);

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precedence and associatively of arithmetic operators
Precedence and Associatively of Arithmetic Operators
  • Precedence defines the priority of an operator while associativity indicates which variable(s) an operator is associated with or applied to.
  • In the same expression, if two operators of the same precedence are found, they are evaluated from left to right, except for increment and decrement operators which are evaluated from right to left.

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precedence rules
Precedence Rules
  • For example: x = 3 * a - ++b % 3;

how would this statement be evaluated?

  • If we intend to have the statement evaluated differently from the way specified by the precedence rules, we need to specify it using parentheses ( )
  • Using parenthesis, we will have

x = 3 * ((a - ++b)%3);

  • The expression inside a parentheses will be evaluated first.
  • The inner parentheses will be evaluated earlier compared to the outer parentheses.

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equal and relational operators
Equal and Relational Operators
  • The relational operators are used to compare values forming relational expressions. The logical operators are used to connect relational expressions together using the rules of formal logic. Both types of expressions produce TRUE or FALSE results.

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logical operators
Logical Operators
  • Logical operators are useful when we want to test multiple conditions.
  • There are 3 types of logical operators and they work the same way as the boolean AND, OR and NOT operators.
  • && - Logical AND
    • All the conditions must be true for the whole expression to be true.
    • Example: if (a == 10 && b == 9 && d == 1)

means the if statement is only true when a == 10 andb == 9 andd == 1.

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logical operators cont
Logical Operators cont…
  • || - Logical OR
    • The truth of one condition is enough to make the whole expression true.
    • Example: if (a == 10 || b == 9 || d == 1)

means the if statement is true when either one of a, b or d has the right value.

  • ! - Logical NOT (also called logical negation)
    • Reverse the meaning of a condition
    • Example: if (!(points > 90))

means if points not bigger than 90.

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precedence of equal relational and logical operators
Precedence of Equal, Relational and Logical Operators
  • Below are summarises the relative recedence of the relational and logical operators. These operators are lower in precedence than arithmetic operators.
  • Exercise: What is a value return after you evaluate this following expression?

a==b && x==y || m==n

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conditional operator
Conditional Operator
  • The conditional operator (?:) is used to simplify an if/else statement.
  • Syntax:

Condition ? Expression1 : Expression2

  • The statement above is equivalent to:

if (Condition)

Expression1

else

Expression2

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conditional operator cont
Conditional Operator cont…
  • Example 1:

if/else statement:

if (total > 60)

grade = ‘P’

else

grade = ‘F’;

conditional statement:

total > 60 ? grade = ‘P’: grade = ‘F’;

OR

grade = total > 60 ? ‘P’: ‘F’;

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conditional operator cont1
Conditional Operator cont…
  • Example 2:

if/else statement:

if (total > 60)

printf(“Passed!!\n”);

else

printf(“Failed!!\n”);

Conditional Statement:

printf(“%s!!\n”, total > 60? “Passed”: “Failed”);

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summary
SUMMARY
  • This chapter exposed you the operators used in C
    • Arithmetic operators
    • Assignment operators
    • Equalities and relational operators
    • Logical operators
    • Conditional operator
  • Precedence levels come into play when there is a mixed of arithmetic operators in one statement.
  • Pre/post fix - effects the result of statement

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