Java Assignment - 1 July 2004

After running the Zoo program, and looking at the kangaroo populations predicted by the model implemented in the Kangaroo class, answer the following questions (there is no "right" answer):

  1. Looking at these numbers (showing the kangaroo population dwindling to nothing after a few years), what sorts of preliminary conclusions — about kangaroos, about our model, about our assumptions, about our program, etc. — might we reach?
  2. Without worrying about how we would write this in Java (i.e. simply give your speculations in English), how should we fix the fact that all of the first batch of kangaroos in our Zoo program start out at zero years of age?

If WebCT is available, post your answers in the Java forum. Otherwise, e-mail your answers to Nick Bennett.