Atomic Variables in Java: Performance & Tutorial


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If a variable is defined as synchronized, what type of operation would be performed?

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1. Atomic threads are typically _____ than synchronized threads

2. Examine the following code. What is happening to the variable counter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our worksheet and quiz will help gauge your comprehension when it comes to atomic variables in Java. You will be tested on the operations performed on a synchronized variable, how atomic threads and synchronized threads are similar and different, the definition of atomic variables and how to identify an atomic integer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz questions will test your knowledge of the following:

  • The operation performed on a synchronized variable
  • How atomic threads compare with synchronized threads
  • How to identify variable counter changes in example code
  • The definition of atomic variables
  • How to identify an atomic integer in an example

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to identify an atomic integer
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of what an atomic variable is
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as how atomic threads and synchronized threads differ
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what operation is performed on a synchronized variable

Additional Learning

Learn more about this interesting topic with our lesson called Atomic Variables in Java: Performance & Tutorial. In addition to the topics found on the quiz, this lesson will enable you to:

  • Define multi-threading as it's used in Java
  • Explain the lock-and-release method
  • Describe what the Runnable class does