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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.092 (January (IAP) 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Java Preparation for 6.170 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Ray He
    Corey McCaffrey
    Lucy Mendel
    Scott Ostler
    Justin Mazzola Paluska
    Robert Toscano 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 6.092 Java Preparation for 6.170

    January (IAP) 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features a complete set of lecture notes for all sessions and a complete set of assignments in the projects section. 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.

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .jar, .zip, .gz, .mf, .class, and .java.


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