Decoding AP Computer Science A
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Decoding AP Computer Science A

About the Book

About the Author

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • How This Book Came To Be:
    • Goal/Vision:
    • Acknowledgements:
  • Chapter 1 - Getting Set Up
    • 1.1 Chapter Overview:
    • 1.2 General Information:
    • 1.3 Downloading Requirements:
    • 1.4 Chapter Summary:
  • Chapter 2 - Introduction to Computers and the Internet
    • 2.1 Chapter Overview:
    • 2.2 Computers and Computer Programs:
    • 2.3 History of Computing:
    • 2.4 Types of Programming Languages:
    • 2.5 Object Oriented Programming (OOP):
    • 2.6 Developing a Java Program:
    • 2.7 Chapter Summary:
  • Chapter 3 - Introduction to Java
    • 3.1 Chapter Overview:
    • 3.2 Hello World Program:
    • 3.3 Importing Packages:
    • 3.4 Basics of a Java Program:
    • 3.5 Variables:
    • 3.6 Primitive Types and Strings:
    • 3.7 Declaring and Casting Variables
    • 3.8 Input and Output
    • 3.9 Arithmetic Operators
    • 3.10 Relational and Equality Operators
    • 3.11 Logical and Assignment Operators
    • 3.12 Order of Operations
    • 3.13 Chapter Summary
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers and Explanations
  • Chapter 4 - Control Structures
    • 4.1 Chapter Overview:
    • 4.2 Introduction to Control Structures:
    • 4.3 If Statements
    • 4.4 Iterative Control Structures
    • 4.5 Chapter Summary
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers and Explanations
  • Chapter 5 - Classes, Objects, and Methods
    • 5.1 Chapter Overview:
    • 5.2 Review of Classes and Objects
    • 5.3 Keywords:
    • 5.4 Methods:
    • 5.5 Chapter Summary:
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers and Explanations
  • Chapter 6 - Standard Classes
    • 6.1 Chapter Overview:
    • 6.2 The Object Class:
    • 6.3 The String Class:
    • 6.4 The Wrapper Classes:
    • 6.5 The Math Class:
    • 6.6 Chapter Summary:
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers and Explanations
  • Chapter 7 Arrays and ArrayLists
    • 7.1 Chapter Overview:
    • 7.2 Reference Types:
    • 7.3 Introduction to Arrays:
    • 7.4 Implementing Arrays
    • 7.5 Enhanced For Statements:
    • 7.6 Two-Dimensional Arrays:
    • 7.7 Introduction to ArrayLists:
    • 7.8 ArrayList<E> Methods:
    • 7.9 Chapter Summary:
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers and Explanations
  • Chapter 8 Inheritance and Polymorphism
    • 8.1 Chapter Overview:
    • 8.2 Introduction to Inheritance:
    • 8.3 Using Subclasses:
    • 8.4 Introduction to Polymorphism:
    • 8.5 Abstract Classes and Methods:
    • 8.6 Creating and Using Interfaces:
    • 8.7 Abstract Class vs. Interface:
    • 8.8 Chapter Summary:
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers and Explanations
  • Chapter 9 Recursion, Algorithms, and Labs
    • 9.1 Chapter Overview:
    • 9.2 Recursive Methods:
    • 9.3 Sorting Algorithms:
    • 9.4 Searching Algorithms:
    • 9.5 AP Computer Science A Labs:
    • 9.6 Chapter Summary
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers and Explanations
  • Practice Test 1
    • Multiple Choice Portion
    • Free Response Portion
    • Answers and Explanations
  • Practice Test 2
    • Multiple Choice Portion
    • Free Response Portion
    • Answers and Explanations
  • Practice Test 3
    • Multiple Choice Portion
    • Free Response Portion
    • Answers and Explanations

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