"Fundamentals of OOP and Data Structures in Java is a text for an introductory course on classical data structures. Part One of the book presents the basic principles of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and Graphical User Interface (GUI) programming with Java. Part Two introduces each of the major data structures with supporting, GUI-based laboratory programs designed to reinforce the basic concepts and principles of the text. These laboratories allow the reader to explore and experiment with the properties of each data structure." "By integrating the principles of OOP and GUI programming, this book takes the unique path of presenting the fundamental issues of data structures within the context of paradigms that are essential to today's professional software developer. From the very beginning, undergraduate students will be learning practical concepts that every professional must master during his or her career. In fact, professionals will find this book to be an excellent resource for upgrading their knowledge of OOP, GUI programming, and classical data structures. The authors assume the reader has only an elementary understanding of Java and no experience with OOP."--Jacket.