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Data representation and computer arithmetic

  • B. S. Chalk
  • A. T. Carter
  • R. W. Hind
Part of the Grassroots book series (GRASS)

Abstract

Data is represented and stored in a computer using groups of binary digits called words. This chapter begins by describing binary codes and how words re used to represent characters. It then concentrates on the representation of positive and negative integers and how binary arithmetic is performed within the ALU. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the representation of real numbers and floating point arithmetic.

Keywords

Number System Computer Arithmetic Decimal Number Float Point Arithmetic Complement Representation 
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© B.S. Chalk, A.T. Carter and R.W. Hind 2004

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  • B. S. Chalk
  • A. T. Carter
  • R. W. Hind

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