Binary Notation
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Binary Notation
A system of positional
notation in which the digits are
coefficients of power of the base 2 in same way as the digits in the
conventional decimal system are coefficients of power of the base 10.
Binary notation employs only two digits, 1 and 0, therefore is used
extensively in computers where the on and off positions of a switch or storage
device can represent the two digits. In decimal notation <math>111 = (1 X
10^{2}) + (1 X 10^{1}) + (1 x 10^{0}) = 100 + 10 + 1 =
one hundred and eleven. In binary notation 111 = (1 x 2^{2}) + (1 x
2^{1}) + (1 x 2^{0}) = 4 + 2 + 1 = seven.</math>
References
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use