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Guide to Java: A Concise Introduction to Programming

Guide to Java: A Concise Introduction to Programming

by James T. Streib, Takako SomaJames T. Streib


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This book presents a focused and accessible primer on the fundamentals of Java programming, with extensive use of examples and hands-on exercises. Topics and features: provides an introduction to variables, input/output and arithmetic operations; describes objects and contour diagrams, explains selection structures, and demonstrates how iteration structures work; discusses object-oriented concepts such as overloading and classes methods, and introduces string variables and processing; illustrates arrays and array processing and examines recursion; explores inheritance and polymorphism and investigates elementary files; presents a primer on graphical input/output, discusses elementary exception processing, and presents the basics of Javadoc; includes exercises at the end of each chapter, with selected answers in an appendix and a glossary of key terms; provides additional supplementary information at an associated website.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447163169
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Series: Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Dr. James T. Streib is Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, USA. He is also the author of the successful Springer Guide to Assembly Language. Dr. Takako Soma is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the same institution.

Table of Contents

Variables, Input/Output and Arithmetic

Objects: An Introduction

Selection Structures

Iteration Structures

Objects: Revisited




Objects: Inheritance and Polymorphism

Elementary File Input and Output

Simple Graphical Input and Output


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Answers to Selected Exercises

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