CS 1401 Assignment #3

Date Assigned: Monday, September 17 or Tuesday, September 18, 2007.

Due Date: Monday, September 24, or Tuesday, September 25, 2007, before the beginning of your lab section.

Objective: The main objective of this assignment is to practice graphical input and output and also input, output with files.

Programming assignment: similar to Programming Assignment 2.

Reminder: To protect students against rain, the university decided to require every student to purchase a special UTEP umbrella. These umbrellas comes in different size; the cost of an umbrella is proportional to its area in square inches: 1 square inch costs 10 cents, i.e., $0.10. Umbrellas are of the shape of a half-sphere, so the area can be computed as 2 pi times the umbrella's radius squared. Your program should estimate a cost of an umbrella for a student and generate a bill. Specifically, your program should:

New features:


import javax.swing.JoptionPane;
import java.io.*;
import java.util.*;

public class UTEPUmbrellas {
  public static void main(String [] args) throws IOException
    final double PI = 3.141592;
    final double costPerSquareInch = 0.1;
    String name;
    double radius;
    double area;
    double cost;

    String inputString;
    String outputString;

    name = JOptionPane.showInputDialog("Please enter your name");

    inputString = JOptionPane.showInputDialog
      ("Please enter the desired umbrella radius");
    radius = Double.parseDouble(inputString);

    area = 2.0 * PI * radius * radius;
    cost = costPerSquareInch * area;

    outputString = "Student name: " + name + "\n" +
      "Jacket cost: $" + String.format("%.2f", cost);
    JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, outputString,
      "Winter Jackets",

    PrintWriter toFile = new PrintWriter("assign03.dat");
    toFile.println("Bill for a Winter Jacket" + "\n" + outputString);

Homework assignment: on a separate sheet of paper, solve Ex. 10 and Ex. 12, p. 162.

Deliverables: as instructed by your TA.