Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 11

Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 11 - 28 Exercises 28...

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Laying the Groundwork Chapter 1 The Big Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 1.1 Computing Systems 4 Layers of a Computing System 4 Abstraction 7 1.2 The History of Computing 9 A Brief History of Computing Hardware 9 A Brief History of Computing Software 17 Predictions 23 1.3 Computing as a Tool and a Discipline 24 Summary 26 Ethical Issues: Microsoft Anti-Trust Case 27 Key Terms
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Unformatted text preview: 28 Exercises 28 Thought Questions 31 The Information Layer Chapter 2 Binary Values and Number Systems . .33 2.1 Number Categories 34 2.2 Natural Numbers 35 Positional Notation 35 Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal 38 Arithmetic in Other Bases 39 Power of Two Number Systems 40 Converting From Base 10 to Other Bases 42 x Contents...
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