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 03122010, 03:29 PM #1Member
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Java Question :D
// method in adding Polynomials that will return c = a + b
public Polynomial add(Polynomial b) {
Polynomial a = this;
Polynomial c = new Polynomial(0, Math.max(a.deg, b.deg));
for (int i = 0; i <= a.deg; i++) c.coef[i] += a.coef[i];
for (int i = 0; i <= b.deg; i++) c.coef[i] += b.coef[i];
c.deg = c.degree();
return c;
}
//method in subracting Polynomials that will return c = (a  b)
public Polynomial subtract(Polynomial b) {
Polynomial a = this;
Polynomial c = new Polynomial(0, Math.max(a.deg, b.deg));
for (int i = 0; i <= a.deg; i++) c.coef[i] += a.coef[i];
for (int i = 0; i <= b.deg; i++) c.coef[i] = b.coef[i];
c.deg = c.degree();
return c;
}
//method in Multiplying Polynomails that will return c = (a * b)
public Polynomial multiply(Polynomial b) {
Polynomial a = this;
Polynomial c = new Polynomial(0, a.deg + b.deg);
for (int i = 0; i <= a.deg; i++)
for (int j = 0; j <= b.deg; j++)
c.coef[i+j] += (a.coef[i] * b.coef[j]);
c.deg = c.degree();
return c;
}
Just want to ask whats the purpose of Polynomial a = "this" < why this .
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this referrs to the object itself, so it is a binding to operate with that instance of the object and another Polynomial object.
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in the source code, why he used "this"?
instead of other.
 in the source code, why he used "this"?
instead of other.
There's no absolute need to use this in the code above if you reference the object's data directly:
Java Code:public Polynomial add(Polynomial b) { //Polynomial a = this; Polynomial c = new Polynomial(0, Math.max(deg, b.deg)); for (int i = 0; i <= deg; i++) c.coef[i] += coef[i]; for (int i = 0; i <= b.deg; i++) c.coef[i] += b.coef[i]; c.deg = c.degree(); return c; }
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 03122010, 03:46 PM #5
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You could've written, say, the add( ... ) method like this:
Java Code:public Polynomial add(Polynomial b) { Polynomial c = new Polynomial(0, Math.max(deg, b.deg)); for (int i = 0; i <= deg; i++) c.coef[i] += coef[i]; for (int i = 0; i <= b.deg; i++) c.coef[i] += b.coef[i]; c.deg = c.degree(); return c; }
kind regards,
Jos
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Thanks Guys :D Got it.
Sorry just new in java.
Thanks Sir Jos & Faburable . :)
*Idk to close this thread. lol *

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