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In this book, author Michael Main takes a gentle approach to the data structures course in Java. The text offers an early, self-contained review of object-oriented programming and Java to give students a firm grasp of key concepts, and allows students with a variety of backgrounds to adjust easily. This book offers a flexibility that allows professors such options as emphasizing object-oriented programming, covering recursion and sorting early, or accelerating the pace of the course. MainIs book meets the needs of professors searching for a book to balance the introduction of object-oriented programming and data structures with Java.
Offers a flexible ordering of topics so professors can tailor the book to meet their course needs
Teaches students how to specify, design, implement, and use classes based on the Java Class Libraries
Consistently uses a five-step method for working with data types to ensure students have a thorough knowledge of the subject: understand the data type abstractly, write a specification, use the data type, design and implement the data type, and analyze the implementation
Shows students how to write Java Applets to test newly implemented data structures
About the Author
Michael Main is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. As a chairman of the undergraduate committee, he participated in the University's development and implementation of the Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Science. Recognized as gifted teacher of undergraduates, he has incorporated many of his innovative teaching techniques into his Addison-Wesley textbooks.