Computer Arithmetic [F-18-15]
|Location:||SUNY: Kellas 217|
|Classes:||2 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Wed 10:30 AM 09/26, 10/03|
|Status:||Course Update: The last class of "Computer Arithmetic" (10/3 at 10:30-12:00) is being held in the library, room 205, second floor - room 205, on the right.
We will explore how computers do arithmetic. There is only circuitry to do addition, but with the use of 2’s complement numbers, subtraction is accomplished. And, if you can add and subtract, you can multiply and divide! As a prelude to this exploration, we will examine several number systems.
Bill Mein has taught computing for most of his professional career. He has conducted classes for children and grandchildren, as well as their grandparents, at a computer camp, also all college levels, including graduate courses. (And, he still has trouble getting his printer to work properly!)
NOTE: Bring some paper and a pencil with an eraser.