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Unformatted text preview: CIS339 Homework Week #3 - Chapter 6 #1 Describe to a businessperson the multiplicity of a relationship between two classes. The association relationship indicates that (at least) one of the two related classes makes reference to the other. In contrast with the generalization relationship, this is most easily understood through the phrase 'A has a B' (a Manager cat has employees, Employees report to a Manager). By determining the multiplicity of classes, we can better design the system. #3 What is an association class? An association class is used to model an association as a class. Association classes often occur in many-to-one and many-to-many associations where the association itself has attributes. As an example, consider a many-to-many association between classes Person and Company. The association could have properties; e.g., salary, jobClassification, startDate, etc. In this case, the association is more correctly modeled as an association class with attributes rather than trying to fold the...
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2010 for the course CIS CIS339 taught by Professor Valeriyarseniev during the Spring '10 term at DeVry NY.
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