Computer Science 324
Computer Architecture

Mount Holyoke College
Fall 2007

Lecture 03: Floating Point Representations; Instruction Set Architecture; MIPS Assembly: Simple Arithmetic, Registers
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Lecture Assignment

Due at the start of class, Monday, September 17.

Turn in a short answer to this question. Please turn in a hard copy (typeset or handwritten are OK). We will discuss the question during class, so no late submissions are accepted.

The readings for next time are P&H 2.4-2.6.

  1. True or false: 0.1 (base 10) can be represented as a floating point number within the computer. Justify your answer.