Java Methods A&AB, AP* Edition. Home Page. This book is out of print — see. Be Prepared Calculus. Questions in Calculus; O Download files. Students. Maria Litvin Implementing and Using Classes; Chapter In one volume, this new edition covers both the introductory Java/OOP material tested.

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I believe the book was well written. Lists and Iterators Chapter Objects and Classes Chapter 5. Meethods can’t imagine the authors of the Stat or Calc books I have used emailing me back the same day with technical question answers.

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I find that it’s a good balance between high school student accessability and college level reading. The book follows four main threads: Buy the selected items together This mwthods An Introduction to Programming and Computer Sciencewhich became one of the leading high school textbooks for AP Computer Science courses, and of the earlier editions of the Java Methods books.

An Introduction to Object Oriented Programming. Who knows what will be available or needed in two years. Many of the Java textbooks are written for college students.

During lectures, I directly refer to the book and elaborate here and there. Included in the downloaded student files are answers to some of the end-of-chapter exercises.

This was particularly important for me this year since we had a baby the last day of first semester so I was out for the first two weeks of the second semester and my intro programming students had the book as their main resource. The book is easy to read and it is not too big. The problems ranged mthods easy to challenging and the text of the chapters was very thorough. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Litvins have made this an easy-to-teach course with so many resources available.


It leaves me with the feeling that the authors is just in for the money.

There are many jaav with practically complete programs where the students have to provide strategic code, thus getting their point across with little time consuming entering of preliminary code. The following is a quote from a review at AP Central for the previous edition: Lookup Tables and Hashing Chapter See and discover other items: The Litvin’s support is amazing, just look at the stuff on their website and if that weren’t enough, they answer their email VERY promptly, sometimes immediately.

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Wed, 7 Sep Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures. There are support materials available now, and I believe AB material will be supported soon as well. Chapters follow the syllabus of the AP Computer Science course.

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There are much better Java books; just look it up on Amazon. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. AB Resource Question To: The book was easy to understand; just right!

There is plenty of support from the litvon and additional resources at their website a test packet, for example. I can’t praise them emough!

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Please see the complete review at AP Central for the previous edition.


In the past, I have had to create my own ‘case-studies’ to introduce beginning programmers to more complex, user-friendly, and actually useful programs. Product details Textbook Binding: I am making my first contribution to this listserve. I plan to use this text in my AP class when we switch to Java. I am very impressed with the test bank that comes with Java Methods AB.

Basically, it seems that some of the texts I have reviewed are really written from a Java orientation and some seem to be more translations of older texts into Java, so to speak.

At the link above, you can also find sample chapters directly available in pdf form — you’re lucky, I just checked and the Big-O chapter is there — it’s ch 8.

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On Wed, 02 Apr This is the third edition of the popular computer science textbook Java Methods. I have been using this book including its earlier version for 12 years. A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Was the book too hard, too easy, just right? By the way, there are hardly any answers provided the the exercises.

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