binary notation


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binary notation

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binary system

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(Mathematics) a number system having a base of two, numbers being expressed by sequences of the digits 0 and 1: used in computing, as 0 and 1 can be represented electrically as off and on
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Noun1.binary notation - any notation that uses 2 characters (usually 0 and 1)binary notation - any notation that uses 2 characters (usually 0 and 1)
mathematical notation - a notation used by mathematicians
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A neat trick when 'powers of 2' appear is to convert any numerical analysis from base 10 to base 2: with the Tower of Hanoi problem, it is fun to show the above inductive logic using binary notation ("There are 10 types of people: one who knows the meaning of the binary system, and one who does not"--source unknown).
In the binary notation system, which uses only the digits 1 or 0, what number is represented by 100?
Music students and those students interested in studying computer science at university would perhaps be interested in the binary notation aspects of computer-generated music in the postscript attached (see below).