Understanding Information

  • A. J. Sammes
  • B. L. Jenkinson
Part of the Practitioner Series book series (PRACT.SER.)


In this chapter we will be looking in detail at the following topics:
  • What is information?

  • Memory and addressing

  • Decimal and binary integers

  • Little endian and big endian formats

  • Signed numbers, fractions and floating point numbers

  • BCD and hexadecimal numbers

  • Characters and computer program codes

  • Records, files, file types and file signatures

  • The use of hexadecimal listings

  • Word processing and graphic file formats

  • Archive and other file formats


Decimal Number ASCII Character ASCII Text File Signature Portable Network Graphie 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Sammes
    • 1
  • B. L. Jenkinson
  1. 1.Department of Informatics and Simulation, Royal Military College of ScienceCranfield UniversityShrivenham, Swindon, WiltshireUK

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