CSE 111, Fall 2004

Great Idea I:

Binary Representation

Last Update: 15 December 2004, 11:40 a.m.

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I. Boole's & Shannon's Idea.

All the information about any computable problem can be represented using only 2 nouns: 0, 1 (or any other bistable pair that can flip-flop between two easily distinguishable states, such as "on"/"off", "magnetized/de-magnetized", "high-voltage/low-voltage", etc.).

  1. Morse Code

  2. Binary Codes

  3. Interpreting (Binary) Codes

  4. Propositional and Boolean Logic

  5. Digital Representation of the Senses

  6. Is the entire physical universe made of binary bits?

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