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Exercise Instead of declaring the variable j outside the for-loop, declare it just inside the for-loop as follows:

int j = a.length-i-1;

Trace the execution and explain what happens.

Returning an array from a method

Concept An array can be allocated within a method. Although the variable containing the reference to the array is local to the method, the arrayitself is global and the reference can be returned from the method.

Program: Array04.java

// Learning Object Array04 //    returning an array from a methodpublic class Array04 {     static int[] reverse(int[] a) {        int[] b = new int[a.length];         int j;        for (int i = 0; i < a.length / 2; i++) {             j = a.length-i-1;            b[j] = a[i];             b[i] = a[j];        }         return b;    }      public static void main(/*String[] args*/) {         int[] fib = {0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8};         int[] reversedFib = reverse(fib);     }}

This program passes an array as a parameter to a method that reverses the elements of the array. The array is reversed into a new array b that is allocated in the method reverse . It is then returned to the main method and assigned to reversedFib , a different variable of the same array type int[] .

  • Initially, the variable fib of type integer array is allocated. As part of the same statement, the array object is created withits seven fields having the values in the initializer; the reference to the object is returned and stored in the variable fib .
  • A reference to the array is passed as a parameter to the method reverse . The formal parameter a contains a reference to the same array pointeed to by the actual parameter fib .
  • A new array b of the same type and length as the parameter a is declared and allocated.
  • Each iteration of the for-loop moves one element from the first half of a to the second half of b and one element from the second half of a to the first half of b . Variables i and j contain the indices of the two elements that are moved.
  • The reference to array b is returned. Although array referenced by b was allocated within the method call, it still exists after returning.
  • The reference that is returned is assigned to reversedFib .

Exercise The program has a bug. Fix it!

Array assignment can create garbage

Concept Since an array variable contains a reference to the array itself, if null or another value (another array of the same type) is assigned to the variable, the first array may no longer be accessible. Inaccessible memoryis called garbage . The Java runtime system includes a garbage collector whose task is to return garbage to the pool of memory that can be allocated.

Program: Array05.java

// Learning Object Array05 //    array assignment can create garbagepublic class Array05 {     static int[] first(int[] a) {        int[] b = new int[a.length/2];         for (int i = 0; i < a.length / 2; i++)             b[i] = a[i];        return b;     }      public static void main(/*String[] args*/) {         int[] fib = {0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8};         fib = first(fib);    } }

An array referenced by the variable fib is passed as a parameter to a method that moves the values of the elements in the first half of the array fib into a new array b which is allocated in the method. The new array is returned to the main method and assigned to the variable fib , destroying the reference to the original array.

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In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
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