COP3252 Assignment 1 solution

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Objective

This assignment should help you gain practice with basic Java syntax using procedural programming, functions, arrays, and console I/O.

 

Task

Do the following three exercises each in a different file. Your filenames should be

  • java
  • java
  • java

 

       Each file should have a comment including your name at the top of the file. Each file should also have appropriate comments throughout the program.

       To do the console input for these exercises, use the java.util.Scanner class. For random numbers in the last exercise, you may use the java.util.Random class.

Declare any methods you write to be public and static. You may also use the java.lang.Math class if you need it. You may assume correct user input in these problems.

 

 

Exercise 1

Filename: Pi.java

 

Calculate the value of π from the infinite series:

Print a table that shows the value of π approximated by computing one term of the series, approximated by two terms, three terms, and so on. Use default precision for output (do not set any decimal precision).

Start by asking the user how many terms to compute to and then let the user enter the information. Use this to print a table of the first N terms of the series (where N is the data entered by the user). Assume the user’s input will be a non-negative integer. Try to match my sample output as closely as you can. Be aware that the default precision of System.out.print is different from that of System.out.printf, so if your precision does not match my output exactly, it is okay as long as you are using the default for whichever printing function you are using (I used System.out.printf).

 

Sample Run

(Sample user input is underlined)

 

Compute to how many terms of the series? 20

terms    PI approximation

1       4.000000

2       2.666667

3       3.466667

4       2.895238

5       3.339683

6       2.976046

7       3.283738

8       3.017072

9       3.252366

10      3.041840

11      3.232316

12      3.058403

13      3.218403

14      3.070255

15      3.208186

16      3.079153

17      3.200366

18      3.086080

19      3.194188

20      3.091624

 

 

Exercise 2

Filename: Reverse.java

 

Write a static method called reverseDigits that takes a long integer value and returns that number with its digits reversed. For example, given the value 1459, the method should return the value 9541 as a long integer.

Write a main() method that enters a loop in which the user is prompted and allowed to enter any long integer (0 to exit the loop) and the reverseDigits method is used to compute and return the reversed number. Print this from the main routine.

You may assume the user inputs a positive integer. Try to match the sample run exactly.

 

Sample Run

(Sample user input is underlined)

 

Please enter a long integer (0 to quit): 123456

The number reversed is: 654321

Please enter a long integer (0 to quit): 4837946852

The number reversed is: 2586497384

Please enter a long integer (0 to quit): 2345678

The number reversed is: 8765432

Please enter a long integer (0 to quit): 123456789012345678

The number reversed is: 876543210987654321

Please enter a long integer (0 to quit): 234005700

The number reversed is: 7500432

Please enter a long integer (0 to quit): 0

Goodbye!

 

 

Exercise 3

Filename: DiceStats.java

 

Write a program that does the following:

  1. Ask the user to enter how many dice will constitute a roll (Some games require different numbers of dice per turn. Yahtzee takes 5, Monopoly takes 2, etc.).
  2. Ask the user to enter how many rolls they would like to simulate.
  3. Create and use an array to keep track of how many times each possible dice sum appears. Basically, it is a bunch of counters and how many you need depends on how many dice are rolled per “turn.”
  • Hint: The idea is that this array is a frequency array like the example we went over in class (number 7.7 from the array lecture)
  • Hint: You determine how many counters you will need based on the number of dice rolled per turn. The lowest possible total is all 1s, so the number of dice rolled. The highest possible total is all 6s, so it is (6 * number_of_dice). Use this to determine the size of your array.
  1. Use a loop to roll the specified number of dice the desired number of times (and calculate the sum of each roll). Use the array to keep track the number of times each possible sum appears.
  2. Display the results in a table with 3 columns:
  • the die total
  • the number of times that total appeared
  • the percentage of the total rolls that this sum appeared (print the percentage to 2 decimal places)

 

Try to match the sample runs as closely as possible. Since randomness is involved, the number of times each sum appears (and the matching percentages) will be different, but if you use the same number of dice they should be similar to the sample run values (if you roll 2 dice at a time, you should not get a sum of 12 20% of the time, for example)

 

Sample Run 1

(Sample user input is underlined)

 

How many dice will constitute one roll? 2

How many rolls? 100000

Sum # of times   Percentage

2   2739         2.74 %

3   5468         5.47 %

4   8365         8.37 %

5   11242        11.24 %

6   13816        13.82 %

7   16779        16.78 %

8   13882        13.88 %

9   11034        11.03 %

10  8316         8.32 %

11  5595         5.60 %

12  2764         2.76 %

 

Sample Run 2

(Sample user input is underlined)

 

How many dice will constitute one roll? 4

How many rolls? 100000

Sum # of times   Percentage

4   83           0.08 %

5   319          0.32 %

6   735          0.74 %

7   1553         1.55 %

8   2655         2.66 %

9   4255         4.26 %

10  6275         6.28 %

11  8161         8.16 %

12  9660         9.66 %

13  10855        10.86 %

14  11200        11.20 %

15  10829        10.83 %

16  9646         9.65 %

17  7865         7.87 %

18  6167         6.17 %

19  4300         4.30 %

20  2685         2.69 %

21  1561         1.56 %

22  799          0.80 %

23  317          0.32 %

24  80           0.08 %

 

 

Compiling

Remember that the compile command is javac at the unix command prompt. Compile your code on linprog.cs.fsu.edu and run your program with the java command.

 

Preparing for Submission

Pack your files into a single jar-file called hw1.jar with the jar utility. To do this on linprog.cs.fsu.edu (or another terminal environment) use the following command:

jar cvf hw1.jar Pi.java Reverse.java DiceStats.java

 

Submitting

I have created a Canvas submission link for the assignment. It is in the Assignments section of the Canvas course site. Submit your hw1.jar file there.