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Praised for providing an engaging balance of thoughtful examples and explanatory discussion, best-selling author Walt Savitchs explain concepts and techniques in a straightforward style using understandable language and code enhanced by a suite of pedagogical tools. Absolute Javais appropriate for both introductory and intermediate programming courses introducing Java.

Author Biography

Walter Savitch is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of California at San Diego. He received his PhD in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969. Since that time he has been on the faculty of the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). He served as director of the UCSD Interdisciplinary PhD program in Cognitive Science for over ten years. He has served as a visiting researcher at the Computer Science departments of the University of Washington in Seattle and and at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and has been a visiting scholar at the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica in Amsterdam.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Chapter 1        Getting Started          1

Chapter 2        Console Input and Output         57

Chapter 3        Flow of Control         95

Chapter 4        Defining Classes I          167

Chapter 5        Defining Classes II         253

Chapter 6        Arrays     339

Chapter 7        Inheritance        419

Chapter 8        Polymorphism and Abstract Classes           473

Chapter 9        Exception Handling       513

Chapter 10      File I/O      567

Chapter 11      Recursion          639

Chapter 12      UML and Patterns        677

Chapter 13      Interfaces and Inner Classes           699

Chapter 14      Generics and the ArrayList Class 747

Chapter 15      Linked Data Structures            791

Chapter 16      Collections, Maps and Iterators           889

Chapter 17      Swing I     933

Chapter 18      Swing II    1011

Chapter 19      Java Never Ends          1077

Chapter 20      Applets and HTML (online at

Appendix 1        Keywords        1131

Appendix 2        Precedence and Associativity Rules     1133

Appendix 3        Unicode Character Set              1135

Appendix 4        Format Specifications for printf             1137

Appendix 5        Summary of Classes and Interfaces             1139

                            IndeX     1207

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