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Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in Java

(Part of Numerical Methods for Financial Mathematics)

Dr. Lorenzo Torricelli

Schedule and Venue

Dr. Lorenzo Torricelli
Dates and Times:
19.04, 20.04, 26.04, 27.04, 3.04, 4.04. (16.00-20.00)
Room B 121

The course will be in English.

Note: These programming lectures are part of Numerical Methods for Financial Mathematics and it is compulsory for students who wish to follow that course to participate in these programming lectures. Students not taking such course are also welcome.

Course Description

This course provides the foundations of Object-Oriented programming using the Java programming language. During the lectures the auxiliary software package Eclipse IDE will be used and its main features presented. The main topics that will be covered are:

  • Elementary Java syntax, Operators and Control flow
  • Classes and Objects
  • Encapsulation
  • Access Control
  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphisms
  • Interfaces
  • Time allowing: Basics on Inner/Nested Classes, Exception Handling and programming with Generics


Eckel, B. (2006) Thinking in Java: The definitive introduction to object-oriented programming in the language of the world wide web. 4th Ed. Prentice Hall International

Arnold, K., Gosling, J. and Holmes, D. (2005) The Java Programming Language. 4th Ed. Addison-Wesley Longman

Fries, Christian P.: Mathematical Finance. Theory, Modeling, Implementation. John Wiley & Sons, 2007. ISBN 0-470-04722-4.


An handout with exercises has been distributed during the final session:

Java Exercises