Why electronics why are we here the abacus ancient

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Unformatted text preview:   Feel free to aOend any and all lectures and office hours •  Addi1onal office hours by appointment Mo1va1on •  Why “solid state”? •  Why “electronics”? •  Why are we here? The Abacus, Ancient Digital Memory •  Informa1on represented in digital form •  Each rod is a decimal digit (units, tens, etc.) •  A bead is a memory device, not a logic gate More sophis1cated compu1ng machines •  The Babbage Difference Engine (1832) •  25,000 parts Charles Babbage (Wikipedia) Sources: R. Cavin (SRC), Wikipedia A new medium, new physics •  • ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2012 for the course ECE 340 taught by Professor Leburton during the Fall '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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