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Class and Object

  1. Jing Dong1,
  2. Jianchao Han2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse281

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Dong, J. and Han, J. 2009. Class and Object. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 403–409.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas

  2. 2

    California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

Abstract

Class and object are the fundamental concepts of object-oriented technologies. All other concepts are based on them. In this article, the concepts of class and object are defined. Their relationships are also discussed. Class and object diagrams are presented for modeling static and dynamic structures of object-oriented software systems.

Keywords:

  • static structure;
  • attribute;
  • operation;
  • class diagram;
  • object diagram;
  • run time;
  • dynamical structure