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Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming in Java

(Part of Numerical Methods for Financial Mathematics)

Dr. Andrea Mazzon

Schedule and Venue

Dr. Andrea Mazzon
Dates and Times

Tue 14.04            14.00 - 18.00

Wed 15.04           14.00 - 18.00

Fri 17.04           14.00 - 18.00

Mon 20.04         08.00 - 12.00

Fri 24.04           14.00 - 18.00

Mon 27.04         14.00 - 18.00

Due to the current situation, the course will be held online via ZOOM. Details will be announced by email.

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 as well as the Git and Maven tools will be used and their 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 and Composition
  • 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.


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