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Chapter 5

Writing Classes

5.7 Static Variables and Methods

Static Variables and Static Methods

Skating and Coding

Using Static Methods and Variables

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Term Definition
Static Variables Variables that can be accessed by all objects of a class. They are called using the class name, and can be used in static and non-static methods.
Static Methods Methods that can be used directly by the class name. They cannot access instance variables or non-static methods.