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The range of each slider variable is set to -10 to 10.

Event handlers

Three event handlers, shown as the bottom three scripts in the programming panel in Image A , are written to fire each time the button is clicked.

Program operation

At runtime, the user adjusts the value of each of the slider variables.

When the user clicks the button, each event handler evaluates a relational-logical expression (an expression containing both relational and logical operators) . If the expression evaluates to true, a value of true is displayed in one of the bottom three variables on the stage in Image A . If the expression evaluates to false, a value of false is displayed in thatvariable.

Meaningful variable names

In an earlier module, I told you that you should always strive to use meaningful variable names. At this point, you are probably thinking thatvariables named A , B , C , and D aren't very meaningful, and if so, your thinking is correct. However, there is a practical reason that I didn't use meaningful variable names in this case.

Insufficient space

Really meaningful variable names usually require about five or more characters. However, I have limited display width in this presentation format. If I had used longer names for the variables in this program, theexpressions containing those variable names would have been quite long, and would have made it difficult for me to fit Image A into this presentation format.

You will note, however, that the bottom three variable names on the stage in Image A (also see the variables in the Data toolbox in Image A ) are meaningful. In fact they are probably more meaningful than would be thecase in Java because Java doesn't allow the space character, the left angle bracket character, or the "(" character to be included in a variable name.

A truth table

According to Wikipedia:

"A truth table is a mathematical table used in logic -- specifically in connection withBoolean algebra, boolean functions, and propositional calculus -- to compute the functional values of logical expressions on each of their functionalarguments, that is, on each combination of values taken by their logical variables. In particular, truth tables can be used to tell whether a propositional expression is true for all legitimate input values, that is,logically valid."

What does this mean?

The concept of a truth table is simpler than the above quotation might suggest. Image B is a simple truth table that shows the result of evaluating four logical expressions for all combinations of the values of two variables, A and B , where each variable can only take on the values of true and false .

Image b. a simple truth table.

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Image B. A simple truth table.

The and operation

If both A and B are true, then the expression (A and B) evaluates to true. Otherwise, it evaluates to false. Correspondingly, if (A and B) is true, then not(A and B) is false. Otherwise, it is true. Applying the not operator to a boolean value is often referred to as getting the complement of that value.

The inclusive or operation

The operation that I am getting ready to discuss in known as an inclusive or operation. There is also an exclusive or operation that I won't discuss in this module. That will be a topic for a much more advanced module.

Questions & Answers

do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
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
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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