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public

allows a member of the code to be accessed outside of the class, known as an access specifier

private

prevents a member of the code from being accessed from outside of the class

IOException

a type of Run-time error or exception that can occur while performing certain Input or Output operations

try/catch

blocks of code. program is attempted and if that statement generates an exception then the code inside of the associated catch-block will be initiated. This means the other is set to catch that particular type of exception. The only exception being IOException

for loop

(int x= 0; x < limit; x++/--)

array

used to store an ordered list of primitive values or objects

ex. int num[] = new int[5];

single dimensional array

a list of related variables

two dimensional array

an array that uses two indices foro the location of one element (rows & columns)

multi-dimensional array

an array that uses more than one index to specify a stored value
ex.
int num[] [] = new [5] [3]

index

the integer value that selects a partilcular element in an array

subscript

same thing as an index

element

a value or object stored within another object such as an array or class

row major

type of an array that, when addressing a place in an array, the row number comes first

length data member

data member in the string class that is the length of the string

string

a series of ordered characters. represented in Java by the String class and the string literals such as "hello".

immutable

not changeable

length() method

a method by which the length of a string can be determined

command line arguments

the values that follow the program name on the command line

Alice

a three dimensional programming teaching program

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