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A class for manipulating Polynomials and Monomials

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This Project is an Exercise in an object Object-oriented programming (OOP) course in Ariel university.


This project is made to create and use Polynomial and Monomial objects. The project allows you to build Polynoms and Monoms objects, either with a String or by creating a new object. The user of this project can add, subtract, multiply and differentiate Monoms and Polynoms.

Using the code

In the class Monom:

There are 2 constructors. A default constructor and a copy constructor. The power of the Monom is always Positive.

The user can use the following methods :

add(Monom m1)
This method adds 2 Monoms, only if they have the same power.
This method returns a Monom such that it is the derivative of this Monom.
f(double x)
This method returns the value of f(x).
this method returns the coefficient of the Monom.
This method returns the power of the Monom.
multiply(Monom m1)
This method multiplies two Monoms.
Monom(String s)
This method create a Monom from a Monom represented as a String.
This method returns a string that represent the Monom.
eqauls(Monom l)
This method check if monoms are eqaul.

In the class Polynom:

Default constructor
initialize to the zero Polynom.
String constructor
will build a Polynom from a String. will only accept Polynom of the shape ax^b or ax^b (even if a/b=0/1 or a=-1 it needs to be written). if the Polynom starts correctly but continues wrongly, it will build what is correct.
copy constructor
copies a Polynom to another.
The user can use the following methods:
add(Monom m1)
Add m1 to this Polynom.
add (Polynom_able p1)
Add p1 to this Polynom.
area(double x0, double x1,double eps)
Compute Riemanns Integral over this Polynom, starting from x0, till x1 using eps size steps, see: The algorithm is like this:
while x0 <= at x1:
  Make x0=x0+eps.
  sum x0*|f(eps)|.
  advance x0 by eps.
return sum. 
Note: The function calculates the integral, whetear the function is below the x-axis or above
Create a deep copy of this Polynom.
>Creates a new Polynom which is the derivative of this Polynom.
equals (Polynom_able p1)
Test if this Polynom is equals to p1.
f(double x)
Sums the value of Monons f(x) for each Monom in the Polynom.
A Java iterator to go over the Polynom
Test if this is the Zero Polynom.
multiply (Polynom_able p1)
Multiply this Polynom by p1
root(double x0, double x1,double eps)
Returns the x-ax cutting point of the Polynom with an eps deviation, in the received segment, using the bisection method. This function was written with the help of:
Sorting the Polynoms using the Monom_comperator and the Java ArrayList Sort.
substract (Polynom_able p1)
Subtract p1 from this Polynom.
Concatenation of the Polynom.

In the Functions_GUI class

initFromFIle(String file)
This method adds all the function in a given file to this.
saveToFIle(String file)
This method saves all the functions in a file .
drawFunctons(int width,int height,Range rx,Range ry, int resolution)
This method draws all the the function with the given values.
drawFunction(String json_file)
This method draws all the the function with the given values in a json file.

In the Complex_Function class

Default constructor
initialize this.left to the zero polynom, this.right with null and this.Op = none.
ComplexFunction(String string, function p1, function p2)
build a complexfunciton with the given params.
ComplexFunction(Operation OP, function p1, function p2)
build a complexfunciton with the given params.
plus(function f1)
add f1 to this.
mul(function f1)
multiplyes f1 with this.
div(function f1)
divides f1 with this .
max(function f1)
max between f1 and this.
min(function f1)
min between f1 and this.
comp(function f1)
comp = f(f1).
f(double x)
returns the value of f(x).
initFromString(String s)
creates a complex function from string.
returns a string that represents a complex function.
equals(Object obj)
check if this and obj are equal.

Monom_comperator class

A class that compares between Monoms - will return 0 if they are equal.


If you want to make changes to the code I will recommend to go over the tester before, it will help you to understand how the Methods and the Classes work. when you start its better to start with the Monom class and after that with the Polynom class and then The ComplexFunction and the Functions_GUI.


For help you can go to the javadoc. you can get a better explanations for the methods in the classes. In the wiki we explain how to use this project, its prefered to read the instructions in the wiki pages.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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Questioncould you post some examples and screenshots? Pin
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