IDENTIFICATION OF CLASSES AND OBJECTSOBJECT :
•AN OBJECT IS a representation of an entity, either real-world or con-ceptual.•An object is a concept, abstraction, or thing with well defined boundaries andmeaning for an application.•Each object in a system has three characteristics: state, behavior, and identity.
THE STATE OF an object is one of the possible conditions in which itmay exist. The state of an object typically changes over time, and is defined by aset of properties (called attributes), with the values of the properties, plus therelationships the object may have with other objects.For example, a course offering object in the registration system may bein one of two states:
It is available in the open state if value is <10 otherwise closed