Sunday, November 14, 2010

Introduction to BINARY NUMBERS

ECS students,

Have you ever heard of binary numbers? If you haven't, you might be surprised to know that every time you use your computer at home or at school you are putting binary numbers to work with your every keystroke. Using binary numbers is the way your computer "computes" or counts. In other words everything you do on your computer starts as binary number sequences and then is translated into what people know as words, numbers, sounds, pictures and so on.
If you are interested to find out more on how binary numbers actually work and how to better understand how you computer works using binary numbers, please follow the links below and read the articles carefully...

First, Checkout the CS Unplugged-Binary Numbers page

More Resources:

1. What is binary?
2.Introduction to binary numbers
3.The Binary Numeral System on Wikipedia

Also see videos on YouTube [off campus only:( ]

4.Binary Numbers in 60 seconds

5.How Binary Code works (8 bit system)

Still confused?-Bring up any questions for discussion in class...

Mr. Casas

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