This chapter provides an overview of the Java language and how
to apply it in engineering and science. The Java
section provides a definition of Java, a history of the language,
and some of its good and bad points. We then show how to get started
with writing simple Java programs.
section looks at some more detailed issues such as interpretation
versus compilation, the Java Virtual Machine, and Java software
outside of that provided by Sun Microsystems. The Tech
section looks at the benefits and shortcomings of Java in general
areas of engineering and science. The Physics
section focuses on the use of Java for simulations of physical phenomena.
Latest update: Oct. 13,.2004