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CS 111: Introduction to Computer Science, Spring 2006
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Class meeting Concept Examples from class
Thu 19 January General Java syntax, Standard output
Tue 24 January Standard output
Variables, data types
Assignment statements
Thu 26 January Constants
Tue 31 January Using pre-defined classes, calling methods.
Standard input
Math and Scanner class
Thu 2 February Introduction to Graphics (coordinates, drawing, basic Colors)
Calling methods
Passing arguments to method calls [some code to get us started] (the drawing I did in class)
Tue 7 February Object reference variables.
Object creation using new.
Using constructors.
More Graphics: creating custom Colors.
String object references (briefly) [updated]
Thu 9 February More about String
Accessor and Mutator methods.
Static methods, static member data.
Factory methods for object creation.
Tue 14 February Expressions, selection using if statements.
Thu 16 February Selection: continued
Comparing floating point numbers,
comparing objects (e.g. String),
Thu 23 February Switch statements
Repetition using while loops.
Sentinel-controlled repetition.
Tue 28 February Counter-controlled repetition.
Thu 2 March Repetition using do-while loops.
Tue 14 March User-defined classes, member variables
Thu 16 March User-defined classes: constructors, methods [some starter code] [to pause the animation] [my screen saver]
Tue 21 March User-defined classes:
toString, equals methods,
static & final keywords
enumerated types
Thu 23 March Introducing arrays
Array indicies, operations.
Tue 28 March More array operations
Combining arrays with method calls
Thu 30 March
Allocating arrays with initializer lists.
Multidimensional Arrays
Tue 4 April Inheritance, class hierarchies
Thu 6 April Overiding methods.
Access-modifiers revisted (public, protected, private)
Tue 11 April Polymorphism
Abstract classes and interfaces
Tue 13 April Exceptions, handling in try-catch
Generating (throwing) Exceptions
Tuesday 18 April File Input/Output
Structured data files [file I/O]
Contacts.txt [structured file]

Created by: Aaron Stevens,
Last update: 18 April 2006