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AP Computer Science A: Java Programming Polymorphism and Advanced Data Structures

Purdue University via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Computer Science
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-10 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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Overview

This computer science course covers advanced OOP strategies, including polymorphism, abstract classes, super keyword, exceptions, generics, sorting and searching algorithms.

This course is for anyone interested in taking a first-level computer-programming course, particularly those who attend a school that does not provide a similar class.

We are looking forward to helping you explore this exciting new world!

Syllabus

Unit Name or Timeframe: Polymorphism (3 weeks)

  • Polymorphism and the relationship of parent and child classes
  • Calling parent constructor and casting with super keyword
  • Abstract class and interfaces and the use of late binding
  • Abstract methods

Unit Name or Timeframe: Exceptions (1 weeks)

  • Generic Exception class
  • Arithmetic, ArrayIndexOutOfBounds, NullPointer, ClassCast, IllegalArgument
  • The try-catch structure
  • The throws keyword
  • Handled vs unhandled exceptions

Unit Name or Timeframe: Dynamic data structures (3 weeks)

  • Use List reference and by extension the ArrayList classes
  • Generics
  • Traversals, insertions, deletions
  • Swap operations
  • Bubble sort, Selection sort, Insertion sort and Merge sort
  • Binary search and Linear search
  • Big-O Notation and algorithm analysis

Taught by

Sunil Prabhakar, Debbie Perouli and Phil Sands

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