Arithmetic Flags and Instructions

  • Sivarama P. Dandamudi
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Computer Science book series (UTCS)


  • To discuss the significance of the six status flags

  • To describe in detail the arithmetic instructions of the Pentium instruction set

  • To illustrate how multiword arithmetic operations are done

  • To demonstrate the performance implications of various ways of performing multiplication


Status Flag Average Test Score Arithmetic Instruction Sign Flag Source Operand 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sivarama P. Dandamudi
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  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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