# hw2 - Consider the following polynomial p ( x ) = 3 x 3-2 x...

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CSCI 120 Introduction to Computation Homework 2 Due 02/12/09 Saad Mneimneh Visiting Professor Hunter College of CUNY PART 1: Old fashion calculators. .. (a) Draw the conﬁguration of an Abacus showing the number 60314159. (b) Use two Gunter Lines to show the result of multiplying 2 × 3, and three Gunter Lines to show the result of multiplying 4 × 5. You can cut a Gunter Line from the lecture notes. PART 2: A tribute to Babbage
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Unformatted text preview: Consider the following polynomial p ( x ) = 3 x 3-2 x 2 + x . Tabulate p ( x ) for x = 0 , 1 , 2 ,... 100 using Microsoft Excel. Show the rst dierence, the second dierence, and the third dierence as would the Dierence Engine of Babbage compute. PART 3: Other old devices What is the oldest piece of technology that you own/have seen as a child at home?...
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## This note was uploaded on 03/27/2010 for the course CSCI 120 taught by Professor Saadmneimneh during the Spring '09 term at CUNY Hunter.

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