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Answer 9

C. 10

Explanation 9

A setter and a getter

This is a very simple program that uses a setter (modifier or mutator) method named setX to set the value 10 in a property named x that is stored in an instance variable named y in an object instantiated from the class named NewClass ..

The program also uses a getter (accessor) method named getX to get and display the value of the property named x . (Note that according to JavaBeans design patterns, the name of the property isunrelated to the name of variable in which the property value is stored.)

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Answer 8

D. 5

Explanation 8

Hide your data and expose your methods

For reasons that I won't go into here, good object-oriented design principles state that in almost all cases where an instance variable is not declared to be final , it should be declared private . (A final variable behaves like a constant.)

What is private access?

When an instance variable is declared private , it is accessible only by methods of the class in which it is defined. Therefore, the only way that the"outside world" can gain access to a private instance variable is by going through an (usually public ) instance method of the object.

Accessor, modifier, mutator, setter, and getter methods

Historically, methods that have been defined for the purpose of exposing private instance variables to the outside world have been referred to as accessor and modifier methods. (Modifier methods are also sometimes called mutator methods.)

(Note that since the advent of Sun's JavaBeans Component design patterns, these methods have also come to be known as getter methods and setter methods indeference to the design-pattern naming conventions for the methods.)

A private instance variable with an initializer

The class named NewClass declares a private instance variable named x and initializes its value to 2, as shown in the following code fragment:

private int x = 2;

Two constructors

The class contains both a noarg constructor and a parameterized constructor as shown in the following fragment:

public NewClass(){ }//end constructorpublic NewClass(int x){this.x = x; }//end constructor

Calling the noarg constructor

If an object of the class is instantiated by calling the noarg constructor, the initial value of 2 remains intact, and that object contains an instancevariable with an initial value of 2.

Calling the parameterized constructor

If an object of the class is instantiated by calling the parameterized constructor, the initial value of 2 is overwritten by the value of the incomingparameter to the parameterized constructor. In this case, that value is 5, because the object is instantiated by the following code fragment that passesthe literal value 5 to the parameterized constructor. Thus, the initial value of the instance variable in that object is 5.

NewClass obj = new NewClass(5);

A getter method

Because the instance variable named x is private , it cannot be accessed directly for display by the code in the makeObj method of the Worker class. However, the NewClass class provides the following public getter or accessor method that can be used to get the value stored in the instance variable.

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nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
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Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
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.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
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