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This is a foundation subject in modern software development techniques for engineering and information technology.

The design and development of component-based software (using C# and .NET) is covered; data structures and algorithms for modeling, analysis, and visualization; basic problem-solving techniques; web services; and the management and maintenance of software. Includes a treatment of topics such as sorting and searching algorithms; and numerical simulation techniques. Foundation for in-depth exploration of image processing, computational geometry, finite element methods, network methods and e-business applications. This course is a core requirement for the Information Technology M. Eng. program.

This class was also offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.470J. In 2005, ocean engineering subjects became part of Course 2 (Department of Mechanical Engineering), and the 13.470J designation was dropped in lieu of 2.159J.

Course Curriculum

    • Makefile Primer Unlimited
    • GNU Makefile Documentation Unlimited
    • CVS Documentation Unlimited
    • Overview of C++ and Object-Oriented Design Unlimited
    • Object Construction and Destruction Unlimited
    • Dynamic Management of Objects Unlimited
    • Operator Overloading Unlimited
    • Inheritance Unlimited
    • Linked Lists, Static Class Members Unlimited
    • Templates, Sorting & Searching Algorithms Unlimited
    • Programming in Java® Shape Example Unlimited
    • Java® Basics (contd.) Unlimited
    • Graphical Programs Unlimited
    • Applets and Applications Unlimited
    • Custom Graphics Unlimited
    • File I/O Unlimited
    • Multithreading Unlimited
    • Working with Images Unlimited
    • Physical Simulation Unlimited
    • Source Code Management Using CVS Unlimited
    • Java® Remote Method Invokation Framework Unlimited
    • Java® Beans, Java® 3D Unlimited

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