6.092 Java Preparation for 6.170

January (IAP) 2006

Sample Java code.
Sample JavaTM code. (Image by Lucy Mendel.)

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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Ray He
Corey McCaffrey
Lucy Mendel
Scott Ostler
Justin Mazzola Paluska
Robert Toscano

Course Meeting Times

Five sessions for one week
3 hours / session