# Computer Numbering Systems

#### maxx5612

Joined Apr 6, 2020
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I need a book suggestion that talks about the numbering systems (binary, decimal, hex,...) and how they are related to computers and microcontrollers

#### MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
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Number systems are covered in the same book that I recommended to you.

#### maxx5612

Joined Apr 6, 2020
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Number systems are covered in the same book that I recommended to you.
Yes, I see. But what about a detailed book? I mean, a book that talks just in this field.

#### LesJones

Joined Jan 8, 2017
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Try googling "numbers with base other than 10". Here is a link to explain number systems. When you understand the basic concept you can deal with numbers using any base. You are only likely do deal with binary (Base 2), octal (Base 8) and hex (Base 16) .

Les.

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#### djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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I’m not sure that subject is sufficiently broad to warrant an entire book. As @LesJones stated, it is all based on the same mathematical concept. And most computers use both binary and hex as they are interchangeable.

Some early computers, particularly DEC, used octal instead of hex (which you shouldn’t be surprised, is equivalent to decimal, binary and hex).

Where and why each is used is more related to early design decisions by the engineers. So besides “Chapter 2: Numbering Systems or Numbers with a Base Not 10” (assuming Chapter 1 is an introduction), you might have a chapter for “Chapter 3: Computers Using Octal”.

And that’s it.

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#### crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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Computer numbering systems would have been a lot simpler if we had been born with 8 fingers instead of 10.

#### MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
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Computer numbering systems would have been a lot simpler if we had been born with 8 fingers instead of 10.
I don't know about you but I only have 8 fingers. Thumbs don't count.

#### maxx5612

Joined Apr 6, 2020
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I don't know about you but I only have 8 fingers. Thumbs don't count.
I would react "haha" lol

Joined Jul 18, 2013
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I need a book suggestion that talks about the numbering systems (binary, decimal, hex,...) and how they are related to computers and microcontrollers
When Old George came up with his idea of Boolean, there was no use for it at the time!
Then someone invented the Computer!

George Boole philosopher and logician - 2 November 1815 – 8 December 1864 - was a largely self-taught English mathematician,
Max.

#### djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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I would react "haha" lol
I only have seven. So octal is easy for me

My stub is perfect for zero...

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#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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