Objects: An Introduction

  • James T. Streib
  • Takako Soma
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


This chapter introduces classes and objects. Public and private data members along with value-returning methods and void methods with parameters are discussed. How objects are created and how methods are invoked are illustrated using contour diagrams. Contours help the reader have a better understanding of object-oriented concepts by providing visual representation of objects. Constructors are introduced along with multiple objects and classes. Lastly, UML (Universal Modeling Language) class diagrams are illustrated and a complete program implementing a simple class and client program is provided.


Hollow Cylinder Memory Location Class Number Void Method Main Program 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • James T. Streib
    • 1
  • Takako Soma
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceIllinois CollegeJacksonvilleUSA

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