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The definitive guide to how computers do math : featuring the virtual DIY calculator

Author: Clive Maxfield; Alvin Brown
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring a unique CD that contains a virtual computer/calculator software program, The Definitive Guide to How Computers Do Math begins by explaining fundamental math concepts, such as the use of powers and different place-value number systems (specifically binary, decimal, and hexadecimal). The book then introduces the concepts of computers and calculators and discusses fundamental concepts such as the stack and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Maxfield; Alvin Brown
ISBN: 0471732788 9780471732785
OCLC Number: 57754217
Description: xi, 455 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Laboratories --
Do You Speak Martian? --
Why This Book Is So Cool --
Introducing Binary and Hexadecimal Numbers --
Computers and Calculators --
Subroutines and Other Stuff --
Integer Arithmetic --
Creating an Integer Calculator --
More Functions and Experiments --
Interactive Laboratories --
Installing Your DIY Calculator --
Addressing Modes --
Instruction Set Summary.
Other Titles: How computers do math
Responsibility: Clive "Max" Maxfield, Alvin Brown.

Abstract:

Featuring a unique CD that contains a virtual computer/calculator software program, The Definitive Guide to How Computers Do Math begins by explaining fundamental math concepts, such as the use of powers and different place-value number systems (specifically binary, decimal, and hexadecimal). The book then introduces the concepts of computers and calculators and discusses fundamental concepts such as the stack and the use of subroutines. Readers then use what they have learned to create a set of basic math subroutines for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Finally, these routines are gathered together into a framework program that the authors use to implement a simple four-function calculator.
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