hw #1 - programming 1.6 “Life is like a box of chocolates...

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BME 303 Homework #1 Due on Sept. 11, 2007 Last Name: Zornberg_ First Name: Giselle 1.2 A higher-level programming language cannot compute more than a lower-level programming language because the difference between higher-level and lower-level programming languages is the level of differentiation from the hardware. Higher-level programming languages work independently from a machine whereas lower-level programming languages work with the modes of specific lines of computers. 1.3 Analog computers are not as accurate as digital machines, thus encouraging computer designers to utilize digital rather than analog designs. 1.4 The ambiguity of natural languages does not provide the specific instructions needed for
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Unformatted text preview: programming. 1.6 “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forest Gump 2 interpretations: (1) a simile comparing the surprise and randomness of a box of chocolates to life. (2) comparing a person named Life to the surprise and randomness of a box of chocolates. 1.12 a. Not an algorithm because of ambiguity: there are two rows that contain a nonzero entry b. Not an algorithm because of a lack of finiteness c. Yes, it is an algorithm. d. Yes, it is an algorithm. e. Yes, it is an algorithm....
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This homework help was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course BME 303 taught by Professor Ren during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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