Understanding Information

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

Abstract

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

Keywords

Prefix Univer tbOc 

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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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