Readings

Textbooks

Text: Horstmann, Cay. Big Java. 4th ed. Wiley, 2009. ISBN: 9780470509487. [Preview with Google Books] Look for discounted pricing, and you may be able to find it used. You may use the 3rd edition.

Optional

NR: Press, William, Saul Teukolsky, et al. Numerical Recipes in C: The Art of Scientific Computing. Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780521437202. [Preview with Google Books]

Phidgets documentation

The following table lists readings from the required and optional texts.

LEC # TOPICS READINGS (3D ED.) READINGS (4TH ED.)
Control and Scope
L 1 Course Overview, Introduction to Java
L 2 Interactive Development Environment: Eclipse Text: 1.1–1.8 Text: 1.1–1.7
L 3 Operators, Control Structures Text: 4.1–4.5 Text: 4.1–4.4
L 4 Data Types, More Operators Text: 5.1–5.4 Text: 5.1–5.4
L 5 More Data Types, Control Structures, Intro to Methods Text: 6.1–6.4 Text: 6.1–6.4
L 6 Methods and Scope Text: 2.1–2.4, 8.8 Text: 2.1–2.5, 8.8
Classes and Objects
L 7 Classes and Objects Text: 2.5–2.10, 3.1–3.8 Text: 2.6–2.10, 3.1–3.8
L 8 Classes II Text: 8.1–8.5 Text: 8.1–8.5
L 9 Methods and Objects, Access Text: 8.9 Text: 8.9
L 10 Static Methods and Data Text: 8.6–8.7 Text: 8.6–8.7
L 11 Arrays, Arraylists Text: 7.1–7.7 Text: 7.1–7.4, 7.6, 7.8
L 12 Recursion Text: 13.1–13.4 Text: 13.1–13.4
Inheritance
L 13 Inheritance: Subclasses Text: 10.1–10.4 Text: 10.1–10.4
QUIZ I
L 14 Inheritance II: Abstract classes, methods Text: 10.5–10.7 Text: 10.5–10.6
L 15 Inheritance III: Interfaces Text: 9.1–9.4 Text: 9.1–9.4
L 16 Design Lab I - Inheritance Text: 12.1–12.5 Text: 12.1–12.5
Graphical User Interfaces
L 17 Introduction to Swing Text: 2.11–2.13, 3.9 Text: 2.11–2.13, 3.9
L 18 Swing Event Model Text: 9.6–9.10 Text: 9.7–9.11
L 19 Inner Classes, Layout Managers Text: 9.5, 18.3 Text: 9.5, 18.3
L 20 Model-View-Controller, Timers Text: 18.1 Text: 18.3
L 21 2D API, 2D Transformations
L 22 Design Lab II- Swing
Streams (Input/Output) and Exceptions
L 23 Streams I, Exceptions Text: 11.1, 19.1–19.2 Text: 11.1, 19.1–19.2
L 24 Streams II Text: 19.3–19.4 Text: 19.3–19.4
QUIZ II
Sensors and Threads
L 25 Sensors I Phidgets documentation Phidgets documentation
L 26 Sensors II Phidgets documentation Phidgets documentation
L 27 Design Lab III - Sensors
L 28 Threads Text 21.1–21.3 Text 20.1–20.3
L 29 Threads and Sensors Text 21.4 Text 20.4
Numerical Methods
L 30 Matrices Numerical Recipes (NR) 32–36 NR 32–36
L 31 Linear Systems NR 37–42 NR 37–42
L 32 Integration NR 129–139 NR 129–139
L 33 Root Finding NR 347–368 NR 347–368
Data Structures
L 34 Sorting Text: 14.1–14.3 Text: 14.1–14.3
L 35 Stacks, Queues Text: 15.4 Text: 15.4
L 36 Lists Text: 15.1–15.3 Text: 15.1–15.3
L 37 Storing Data: Trees, Hash Tables Text: 16.5–16.7 Text: 16.5–16.6

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