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Unformatted text preview: ECE 109 Spring 2010 G. Byrd 1 of 2 Topics for Exam 1 The material for the first exam comes from Chapters 1-4 in the text. In order to demonstrate mastery of the material, you must be able to do the following. Chapter 1 1. Describe the difference between a digital system and an analog system. 2. Describe the sequence of transformations used to solve a problem using a computer. 3. Give one or more examples of each of the following: algorithm, programming language, instruction set architecture, microarchitecture, logic circuit. Chapter 2 4. Discuss why a binary representation (using 1 and 0) is particularly appropriate for a digital computer. 5. Compute the number of values that can be represented with n bits. Compute how many bits are required to number/represent k items. 6. Convert a decimal integer into the following binary representations: unsigned, sign-magnitude, twos complement. 7. Convert a binary integer to decimal, using the following representations: unsigned, sign-magnitude, twos...
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