CHAPTER 3

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Data Types

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • What data types are
  • What identifiers are and detailed rules to declare them
  • The difference between primitive and reference data types
  • How to declare variables of a data type
  • How to assign a value to a variable
  • Detailed descriptions of all primitive data types in Java
  • What literals of a data type are
  • What casting is and when it is needed
  • Binary representation of integers and floating-point numbers
  • Different rounding modes for floating-point numbers
  • How Java implements IEEE floating-point standards

What Is a Data Type?

A data type (or simply a type) is defined in terms of three components: ...

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