Week 02 Notes for DAT2343 - Winter 2011

Updated: 2011-03-26 05:15 EDT

1 First Midterm Test Index up to index

Calculators are not permitted during the first midterm test. You will benefit from knowing the powers of two from 2^(–4) to 2^16 and the decimal and binary values of the hexadecimal digits from zero to fifteen. Of course you can work them out; however, having at least some of them memorized will make things go faster for you on the test. (Remember that hexadecimal “A” = decimal 10 = binary 1010.)

2 Lecture Notes for This Week Index up to index

2.2 From Blackboard Course Documents Index up to index

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2.4 From the Classroom Whiteboard/Chalkboard Index up to index

2.4.1 Overflow causes rocket to self-destruct Index up to index

“a data conversion from a 64-bit floating point to 16-bit signed integer value caused a hardware exception (more specifically, an arithmetic overflow, as the floating point number had a value too large to be represented by a 16-bit signed integer)”

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