Week 02 Notes for CST8281 - Fall 2011

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Fall 2011 - September to December 2011 - Updated 2020-11-12 14:48 EST

1 First Midterm TestIndexup to index

Read the Test Instructions before the test. 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 WeekIndexup to index

2.2 From Blackboard Course DocumentsIndexup to index

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2.3 From the InternetIndexup to index

2.4 From the Classroom Whiteboard/ChalkboardIndexup to index

2.4.1 Overflow causes rocket to self-destructIndexup 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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