A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science
For Introduction to Computing and the Web courses in the departments of Math and Computer Science.
This carefully written, balanced text teaches students the most important concepts in computing and computer science while providing enough programming depth to enable them to understand how people work with computers. Taking advantage of today's students' interest in and familiarity with the Web, the text contains experimental problems using Web-based tools; enabling them to learn the fundamentals of programming by developing their own interactive Web pages.
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Modern computers are digital devices , which means that they store and process
information as binary digits , or bits — units of data that correspond to one of two
potential values . Since bits represent one of only two possibilities , they are ...
EXERCISE 5.8 Recall from Chapter 1 that computer memory is comprised of
individual bits of data . A bit ( short for binary digit ) can store one of only two
values , commonly referred to as 0 and 1. However , using two bits , you can
According to the IEEE standard , a floating - point value can be represented using
either 32 bits ( 4 bytes ) or 64 bits ( 8 bytes ) . The 32 - bit representation , known
as single precision , allots 24 bits to store the fractional part ( including the sign ...
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