Updated: 2011-03-26 05:06 EDT

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.)

- 050_hexadecimal_conversions.txt - Converting to/from hexadecimal (base 16)
- 070_integer_encoding_practice.html - Integer Encoding Practice
- 085_floating_point_tenth.txt - Exploring approximations to “one tenth” in binary floating point
- 090_FloatingPoint.html - Floating Point Encoding
- FunnyMath1.java - another program that produces unexpected incorrect results

These documents have restricted distribution and cannot be put on the Course Home Page.

- 01.ppt - Introduction (vonNeumann, prefixes, reciprocal)
- 02.ppt - Data Representation
- omit “Booth’s algorithm” slides 50–52
- ignore slides 63–70 (the “simplified” model)
- slide 72 is wrong: IEEE 754 +0.0 is equal to –0.0
- ignore slides 75–76 (floating-point multiplication)
- use my web pages and assignments instead for floating-point info
- you do not need to know how to do math with sign-magnitude numbers
- you do need to know how to convert them to/from decimal
- you do not need to know how to do math with one’s complement numbers
- you do need to know how to convert them to/from decimal
- you need to know how to do addition with two’s complement numbers
- you also need to know how to convert them to/from decimal
- you do not have to multiply or divide or subtract any binary numbers
- omit most of the math in 2.8 “Error Detection and Correction”
- omit slides 94–100
- omit slides 103–115

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix`

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:SI_prefixes`

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_prefix`

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exponential_notation`

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radix`

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Computer_arithmetic`

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_numbering_formats`

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_numeral_system`

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octal`

`http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexadecimal`

`http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~pfeiffer/classes/273/notes/binary.html`

`http://www.exploringbinary.com/the-answer-is-one-unless-you-use-floating-point/`

“odometer math”, showing the number ring:

`http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~pfeiffer/classes/273/notes/neg.html`

Notes on Binary Numbers, Arithmetic, and Radix Conversions:

`http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~pfeiffer/classes/273/notes/binary.html`

Converting hex to decimal using bit flipping and adding one:

`http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2000-02/950277263.Cs.r.html`

Base Converter: Convert numbers in any base up to 32:

`http://www.cut-the-knot.org/binary.shtml`

- Hex (only) to decimal and binary converter, and vice-versa:
A 1965 song about doing math in Base 8 (I was 11 at the time):

`http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfCJgC2zezw`

- Your in-class notes go here.

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