CS Behind the Curtain (CS195 2003S)

Class 12: Representing Real Numbers

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Held: Friday, 7 February 2003

Summary: Today we consider mechanisms for representing real numbers, particularly the IEEE standards.

Related Pages:





Representing Values in Binary

Representing Reals

Reals as Rationals

Fixed-Point Numbers

Detour: Scientific Notation

IEEE Single-Precision Floating-Point Numbers

Special Cases

Representing Small Values

Error Values

Learning from Java



Tuesday, 7 January 2003 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]

Friday, 7 February 2003 [Samuel A. Rebelsky]


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