I am looking for an excellent book on C++ programming to read during the summer. I have never programmed before, so it would most definitely have to be at the calliber of a beginner. I'm looking for a book that begins with basics such as algorithms, pseucode and then the actual language itself.
Here is a course description of the class that I have to take next year:
CMPT 116 is an introductory Computer Science programming course intended for students majoring in Engineering. The purpose of the course is to introduce Engineering students to programming and related computing concepts such as data types, control structures, functions, libraries, simple data structures, recursion, arrays, and numerical analysis. The emphasis is on problem solving, algorithms, and programming concepts, with significant practical work. At the completion of the course, students will be able to use a computer to assist them in solving problems and produce associated documentation.
C++ is the language used throughout the course since it is particularly relevant to engineering applications. However, CMPT 116 is not a course for learning the C++ programming language per se; rather, it is meant to introduce basic programming concepts that form the foundation for more general problem solving and computation skills (using almost any programming language). Only those language constructs that are needed to present particular computer science and programming concepts are introduced.
Microsoft Visual C++ is the programming platform used for this course.