Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds
Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

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Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • give examples of quantities that are intrinsically analogue, and quantities that are intrinsically discrete/digital

  • define the terms ‘bit’, ‘byte’ and ‘word’

  • outline how visual information, such as pictures, diagrams and moving images can be expressed numerically inside a computer

  • describe how sounds such as speech and music can be represented inside a computer in terms of numbers.

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