# Understanding objects

When we think of objects think of physicals things, and like all physical things it has two things:

  • Things it has (attributes/properties)
  • Things it does (functions/methods)

And we access an objects properties or functions using the dot notation (a period)

# Real life Example

A car - Let's break it into it's two parts

  • Functions
    • drive()
    • openDoor()
    • accelerate()
    • brake()
  • Properties
    • doors
    • color
    • headlights

If we want to know how many doors this car has we might do something like this

car.doors

TIP

Notice the period after car and before doors. This is translated to say: "From the object car get the property called doors."

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