Number Systems and Number
Place values for base 16 (hexadecimal)
are shown on the left; base-2 (binary)
place values are on the right. Each
hexadecimal digit occupies the same
memory space as four binary bits
because 24 =
CSC108 Midterm Review
What is the CPU? Its function?
What is RAM? Its function?
What is an operating system? Its function?
How many bits in a byte?
What does a compiler do? What doe
1. What is RAM volatile vs. non-volatile memory?
Random Access Memory
Volatile memory temporary memory
Non-volatile memory permanent memory (cannot be changed, removed or
rewritten, inaccessible to the computer user)
2. Approximate sizes of kilobyte, m