Java Preparation for 6.170

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Sample JavaTM code. (Image by Lucy Mendel. Used with permission.)


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January IAP 2006



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Course Highlights

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

This course focuses on introducing the language, libraries, tools and concepts of JavaTM. The course is specifically targeted at students who intend to take 6.170 in the following term and feel they would struggle because they lack the necessary background. Topics include: Object-oriented programming, primitives, arrays, objects, inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, hashing, data structures, collections, nested classes, floating point precision, defensive programming, and depth-first search algorithm.

McCaffrey, Corey, Justin Paluska, Lucy Mendel, Ray He, Robert Toscano, and Scott Ostler. 6.092 Java Preparation for 6.170, January IAP 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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