created: 02/15/98; revised: 07/31/99, 01/18/00, 06/01/00, 05/11/03, 01/13/06
The Java primitive types include the
floating point types
Floating point numbers are those that include a fractional part.
When written for human viewing, a floating point number includes a decimal point.
All of the familiar mathematical functions such as
sine, log, and square root
are available to your program in the Java
These functions typically expect floating point data.
Which uses more bits: a Java
float or a a Java