ECE 538 Assignment 3

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  1. Modify your resistance program from the last assignment to accept a single string from the console (stdin) or from JOptionPane. Use the String.split function to parse an input string such as “R1 1000 R2 2000 R3 2000” into an array of Strings, and then create the corresponding resistor objects. You should consider generating an appropriate Resistor constructor. See Parsing Strings with split for examples.
  2. The Java Tutorial on try-with-resources has an example writeToFileZipFileContents. Put that example into a Java program and demonstrate it with some zip file.
  3. Use the Jama package to solve the matrix equation A x = b where A = [3 -1 0; 4 2 1; -3 2 4]; in MATLAB notaton and b = [1.8; 1.6; -1.3];
  4. Write a program to calculate the greatest common divisor of two integers. This is used to reduce fractions such as 14/42 to standard form (i.e., 1/3). You can use Euclid's algorithm from Put a debug print statement in the while loop to show intermediate values in the process.
  5. Write a class to represent a rational number. You may use as a starting point. Write static functions like static public Rational add(Rational a, Rational b) for operations in addition to the given member functions. Incorporate and demonstrate the following capabilities:
    1. System.out.println(" a = " + a); should work for the rational object a. It should print num/denom if denom ≠ 1 and just num otherwise,
    2. Create a member function invert() that swaps num and denom, thereby inverting the rational number.
    3. demonstrate that you can calculate exact rational values for resistors in parallel.
  6. Create an executable jar file for at least one of the Java programs in this assignment.


Michael J. Laszlo, Object-Oriented Programming featuring Graphical Applications in JAVA
Addison-Wesley, 2002. ISBN 0-201-72627-0. Pages 161-169.

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