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CS101 Lecture 4 How a computer thinks: Or calm down its only ones and zeros

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What do you think when you see. . 101? One hundred and one What does a computer think when it sees 101? Five
Computer are Binary Creatures Binary means two Computers can only use 0’s and 1’s, or two numbers Computers use the base two, or binary, number system To understand a computer we need to understand the base two number system To understand base two start by reviewing the base 10 number system

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Review base 10 number system Can only use numbers 0-9 in base ten system 10 different numbers allowed in a column why a base 10 system Columns have place value You start with the one’s column To find the next column to the left multiply the current column by 10. …, thousands, hundreds, tens, ones Largest number you can make using a given number of columns is one less then the next column to the left. The unique amount of numbers you can make given a number of columns is the same as the next column to the left.
All the base ten number system concepts can be applied to learn

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## This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course CS 101 taught by Professor Glenncarter during the Spring '08 term at Sonoma.

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