Java Beginner Tutorials


Slide Chapter 1 Complex Control Structure

Slide Chapter 2 Java Method

Example Method 1 – Min, Max, Average of 3 numbers

//  Demonstrates the use of methods in Java.

import java.util.Scanner;

public class MinOfThree
   //  Reads three integers from the user and determines the smallest
   //  value.
   public static void main (String[] args)
      int num1, num2, num3, min = 0, max=0;
      float average;

      Scanner scan = new Scanner (;


      System.out.println ("Enter three integers: ");
      num1 = scan.nextInt();
      num2 = scan.nextInt();
      num3 = scan.nextInt();

      //min=minimum(num1, num2, num3);
      System.out.println ("Minimum value: " + minimum(num1, num2, num3));

      //call maximum method
      max=maximum(num1, num2, num3);
      System.out.println ("Maximum value: " + max);

      //call average method
      findaverage(num1, num2, num3);

   }//end main

   public void findaverage(int num1, int num2, int num3){
      float average=(num1+num2+num3)/3;
      System.out.println ("Average value: " + average);

   public static void  displayinfo(){
      System.out.println ("************************************");
      System.out.println ("A Program to find min and max number");
      System.out.println ("Author:");
      System.out.println ("************************************");
   }//end displayinfo

   public static int minimum(int num1, int num2, int num3){
         int min;
         if (num1 < num2){
         if (num1 < num3)
            min = num1;
            min = num3;
         if (num2 < num3)
            min = num2;
            min = num3;
      return min;

   }//end minimum

   public static int maximum(int num1, int num2, int num3){
         int max;
         if (num1 > num2)
         if (num1 > num3)
            max = num1;
            max = num3;
         if (num2 > num3)
            max = num2;
            max = num3;
      return max;

}//end class

Example Method 2 – Grade Method

import java.util.Scanner;

public class grademethod
   public static void main (String[] args)
      Scanner scan = new Scanner (;
      System.out.println ("Enter your score: ");
      float score = scan.nextInt();
      //call printGrade here

   }//end main

   //Call the printGrade method from main
    public static void printGrade(double score) {
        if (score >= 90.0)
        else if (score >= 80.0)
        else if (score >= 70.0)
        else if (score >= 60.0)
  }//end printGrade
}//end class

Slide Chapter 3 Arrays in Java

Sample 1:

public class AverageArray {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        //int num1, num2, num3, num4, num5, num6, num7, num8, num9, num10;
        //int[] num = new int[10];
        int num[]={23,34,13,12,32,10,11,31,45,67};
        float total=0,average;
        //float average=(num1+num2+num3+num4+num5+num6+num7+num8+num9+num10)10;
        for (int i=0; i<10;i++){


        //Exercise: List all values that bigger than the average
        for (int i=0; i<10;i++){
            if (num[i]>average){
                System.out.println(num[i]+" is bigger than average");

    }//end main


Exercise 1: Get 15 numbers from user, and store the values inside an array variable. Evaluate the biggest and smallest number among the values.

Slide Chapter 4 Class in Java

Slide Chapter 5 File IO in Java

Example: Class and Method


//the file name is
public class MidsemAverageArray {

    private static double[] num = new double[10];
    private static double total_val=0, average_val;
    private static DataInputStream io=new DataInputStream(;

    //method to receive 10 numbers from the user2
    public static void input10num() throws IOException{
        for(int i=0; i<10; i++){
            System.out.println("Input number "+(i+1));

    //method to calculate the sum of numbers
    public static void calculate_total(){
        //use for loop to receive sum the 10 numbers from the array
        //store the sum in total_val
        for(int i=0; i<10; i++){

    //method to calculate the average of numbers
    public static void calculate_average(){
        //calculate the average of the 10 numbers
        //store the sum in average_val

    //main method
    public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException {
        //display the program name and what it does
        //call method input10num()
        //call method calculate_total()
        //display the sum of the 10 numbers
        System.out.println("Sum of 10 numbers= "+total_val);
        //call method calculate_average()
        //display the average of the 10 numbers
        System.out.println("Average of 10 numbers= "+average_val);

        //initiate class MinMax and declare mm object
        MinMax mm = new MinMax();
        double min_val = mm.min(num);
        System.out.println("Min among 10 numbers= "+min_val);
        double max_val = mm.max(num);


class MinMax {

    public MinMax() {

    public double min(double num[]){
        double min_process=num[0];
        for(int i=0; i<10; i++){
            if (num[i]<min_process){
        return min_process;

    public double max(double num[]){

        return 0;


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