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

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8.1 Key terms

You should be able to define the following terms in your own words.

  • agent

  • amplitude

  • analogue


  • avatar

  • base 10

  • base 2

  • binary system

  • bit (binary digit)

  • bitmap

  • byte

  • Cartesian coordinates

  • CCD

  • character

  • charge-coupled device

  • chrominance

  • cross the boundary

  • CRT monitor

  • digital

  • decimal system

  • digit

  • discrete

  • drawing package

  • frame

  • frame rate

  • frequency

  • greyscale

  • hexadecimal

  • immersive VR

  • inkjet printer

  • laser printer

  • LCD monitor

  • luminance

  • model

  • MP3

  • Napster

  • octal

  • output device

  • painting package

  • palette

  • pixel

  • pixel amplitude

  • plotter

  • quantisation

  • raster graphics

  • raster scanning

  • resolution

  • RGB model

  • sampling

  • sampling rate

  • semantics

  • simulation

  • Unicode

  • vector graphics

  • virtual

  • virtual reality (VR)

  • word

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