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Every digital tool, from personal music players to the computers used to land spacecrafts on Mars, is built around the basic principles of the binary number system. In the 17th century, German mathematician … (See Below for Full Description)
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Every digital tool, from personal music players to the computers used to land spacecrafts on Mars, is built around the basic principles of the binary number system. In the 17th century, German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated that all numbers could be represented using only two digits: 0 and 1. His system allowed scientists to combine the digits to do computations and store information in a way that was simple and easy to interpret. Modern digital systems became possible by converting things like sound waves into the binary system. Digital Research: Inventing with Computers examines how scientists and researchers have used digital systems to produce some of the tools and gadgets that we use in our everyday lives. It also looks at the effects technology has had on quality of life and how the applications of digital systems have impacted our culture and society by providing new ways of doing things.

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ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6790-9
ISBN-10 816067902
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-3460-4
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series The Digital World
Author Ananda Mitra, Ph.D.
Publication Date 6/1/2010
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Chronology. Bibliography. Preface. Glossary. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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