INTERACTIVE COURSE

Beginner

31 Lessons

2h

Certificate of Completion

AI Explanations

AI Explanations

26 Quizzes

264 Illustrations

Takeaway Skills

Differentiate between binary, hexadecimal and other number systems, and understand how to convert between them

Perform binary arithmetic

Understand fixed point notation

Learn how floating point representation works

Understand the basics of computer storage

Course Overview

Get introduced to the number systems that are essential for computer scientists, and take a deep dive into binary representation. Learn how to represent and manipulate, positive, negative, and fractional numbers in binary, and learn how numbers are stored and represented in computers. The only background this course requires is grade-school arithmetic. No programming knowledge is needed.

Course Content

1

Introduction

2

Essential Number Systems

Introduction to Number Systems and the Decimal SystemIntroduction to the Binary SystemBinary ConversionsIntroduction to the Hexadecimal SystemConversions between Hexadecimal and BinaryIntroduction to the Octal SystemN-Base Number SystemExercise: Create Your Own Number System

3

Some Binary Operations

4

Signed Binary Numbers

Sign MagnitudeOne's ComplementTwo's ComplementArithmetic with Signed NumbersMultiplication With Signed NumbersDivision with Signed Numbers

5

Representing Numbers With Fractional Parts

Fixed Point NotationWhy Do We Need Floating Point Numbers?Floating Point RepresentationFloating Point ConversionsAddition and Subtraction of Floating PointsMultiplication and Division of Floating PointsFloating Point PropertiesIEEE 754 Floating Point Standard

6

Representation in a Computer

3 Lessons

7

Conclusion

1 Lesson

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