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However, the software designer does need to know the tradeoffs among the various types of collection objects in terms of their operational behavior.

Modern CS2 students should be learning about the performance and operational differences among the different types of collections, and how to use availableframeworks to create and use those collections. They should not be wasting their time learning how to reinvent them. They have more important ways to spend theirtime, and they have more important things to learn.

An analogy

Frankly, I don't care how the programmers at Sun implemented the TreeSet class, so long as the behavior of objects instantiated from that class meets thepublished specifications.

As an analogy, I also don't care how they implemented the Random class, so long as objects instantiated from the Random class provide the pseudo random values that I need in my programs.

I see no conceptual differences between the TreeSet class and the Random class from a software reuse viewpoint.

  • I can instantiate an object of the Random class to produce pseudo random values, without caring how those values are actually generated.However, if I am working in cryptography, I might need to know how many such values can be generated before the sequence repeats.
  • I can use any of the thirty or so methods of the Math class to produce a variety of complex mathematical values without caring about howthose values are actually produced. However, since many of those values are approximations, I might need to know something about the quality of theapproximation.
  • I can instantiate an object of the TreeSet class to create a collection object that guarantees that the sorted set will be in ascendingelement order, and provide log(n) time cost for the basic operations of add , remove , and contains . As long as I know that, I have very little need to know exactly how the collection object is implemented.

Its time to reinvent the CS2 curriculum

Having worked for 32 years in high-tech industry before becoming a college professor, I'm confident that the future employers of most students share my opinion onthis. I don't know of any employer who wants their programmers to spend time and dollars reinventing the classical data structures. What those employers arelooking for is a staff of programmers who understand the tradeoffs among the data structures, and when it is appropriate to use each of the differentstructures.

It is time to reinvent the curriculum in CS2 courses by

  • Encouraging the understanding of techniques for software reuse.
  • Teaching when, why, and how each of the different structures should be used.
  • Discouraging the reinvention of those structures.

Run the program

Okay, I will step down from my soapbox. I encourage you to copy the code from Listing 6 and paste it into your text editor. Thencompile and execute it.

Run the program and observe the results. Experiment with the code. Make changes, run the program again, and observe the results of your changes. Make certain that youcan explain why your changes behave as they do.

Questions & Answers

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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.
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
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good afternoon madam
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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
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this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
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At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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