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BME 303 Homework 1 Due on Sept 8, 2009 Copyright © Orly Alter 2009 Last Name: Gonzales First Name: Paul Lab Session: 14345 Computing Platforms 1. 50%: What difficulty with analog computers encourages computer designers to use digital designs? Analog computers operate on a set of real numbers and digital computers quantize the signal into a finite number of values, so they only work with the rational number set. Analog computers were designed in theory to solve problems that would not be able to be solved on digital computers, but this is not the case. Instead, digital computers are more ideal for complex problems because given unlimited time and memory, digital computers may solve real number problems. 3. 50%: Based on this article, what difficulty or difficulties with electronic computers encourages the research into DNA computing? Electronic computers are not at their peak performance. Research into DNA computing is almost necessary if we want to figure out problems such as genomic mapping for patients, animals, and other organisms of Earth. With faster computations per second that
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2010 for the course BME 14345 taught by Professor Orlyalter during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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