by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

The **bitwise complement operator** (~), which perform a bitwise negation of an integer value. Bitwise negation means that each bit in the number is toggled. In other words, all the binary 0s become 1s and all the binary 1s become 0s.

by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

Java has two very useful operators. They are increment (++) and decrement (- -) operators. The increment operator (++) add 1 to the operator value contained in the variable. The decrement operator (- -) subtract from the value contained in the variable.

by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

Relational operators also known as **comparison operators** are used to check the relation between two operands. In other words, the operators used to make comparisons between two operands are called *relational operators. *Relational operators are binary operators and hence require two operands. The result of a relational operation is a Boolean value that can only be **true** or false according to the result of the comparison.

by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

The conversion of a data type which is carried out automatically by the compiler without programmer intervention is called the implicit type conversion. When two variables of different data types are involved in the same expression, the Java compiler uses built-in library functions to trans- form the variables to common data type before evaluating the expression. To decide which variable's data type is to be converted, the Java compiler follows certain rules and converts the lower data type to that of a higher data type. This is known as *widening a type.*

by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

In addition to the implicit type conversion, Java also provides the facility of explicit type conversion within an expression. In implicit type conversion, a value of lower data type is converted to a value of higher data type. This results in no loss of information. However, if you try to convert a value of higher data type to that of lower data type then java compiler generates an error message "possible loss of precision". For example:

by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

The Arithmetic operators are used to perform arithmetic operations. The Arithmetic operators are binary operators that work with integers, floating point numbers and even characters (i.e. they can be used with any primitive type except the boolean).

by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

Java provides an extensive bit manipulation operator for programmers who want to communicate directly with the hardware. These operators are used for testing, setting or shifting individual bits in a value. In order to work with these operators, one should be aware of the binary numbers and two's complement format used to represent negative integers.

by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

The bitwise AND, OR, and XOR operators (&, |,and /\) all act on the individual bits of an integer. These operators are useful when an integer is being used as a bit field.

by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

This Java break statement with label example shows how to use java break statement to terminate the labeled loop.

by Dinesh Thakur
Category: Operators and Expressions

Most of the computer languages typically support advanced math operations (such as square root, trigonometric sine, cosine etc.) by way of function libraries. Java also provides a range of methods that support such functions in the standard libraries Math class stored in the package java.lang. Java's Math class contains a collection of methods and two constants that compute standard mathematical functions.

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