Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 78

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Data Representation Chapter 3 When you go on a trip, you probably follow a road map. The map is not the land over which you travel; it is a representation of that land. The map has captured the essential information needed to accomplish the goal of getting from one place to another. Likewise, the data we need to store and manage on a computer must be represented in a way that captures the essence of the infor-
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Unformatted text preview: mation, and it must do so in a form convenient for computer processing. Building on the fundamental concepts of the binary number system established in Chapter 2, this chapter explores how we represent and store the various kinds of information a computer manages. 51...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course CSE 1550 taught by Professor Marianakant during the Fall '10 term at York University.

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