The Definitive Guide to How Computers Do Math: Featuring the Virtual DIY Calculator

Clive Maxfield, Alvin Brown

  • 出版商: Wiley-Interscience
  • 出版日期: 2005-09-27
  • 售價: $1,909
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,814
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 464
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0471732788
  • ISBN-13: 9780471732785

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The Basics of Computer Arithmetic Made Enjoyable and Accessible-with a Special Program Included for Hands-on Learning

Packed with nuggets of information and tidbits of trivia, How Computers Do Math provides an incredibly fun and interesting introduction to the way in which computers perform their magic in general and math in particular. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a virtual computer/calculator called the DIY Calculator, and the book's step-by-step interactive laboratories guide you in the creation of a simple program to run on your DIY Calculator.


How Computers Do Math can be enjoyed by non-technical individuals; students of computer science, electronics engineering, and mathematics; and even practicing engineers. All of the illustrations and interactive laboratories featured in the book are provided on the CD-ROM for use by high school, college, and university educators as lecture notes and handouts.

 

Table of Contents:

Laboratories.

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Chapter 1. Why This Book Is So Cool.

Chapter 2. Introducing Binary and Hexadecimal Numbers.

Chapter 3. Computers and Calculators.

Chapter 4. Subroutines and Other Stuff.

Chapter 5. Creating an Integer Calculator..

Chapter 6. More Functions and Experiments.

Interactive Laboratories.

Appendix A: Installing Your DIY Calculator.

Appendix B: Addressing Modes.

Appendix C: Instruction Set Summary.

Appendix D: Additional Resources.

About the Authors.

Acknowledgments.

Index.