SoftwareTipsandTricks Forum

Go Back   SoftwareTipsandTricks Forum > General Forums > Chit Chat
User Name

Binary Operations

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 14 votes, 2.71 average. Display Modes

Old 03-24-2013, 08:03 AM
Oldie Offline
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 1
Question Binary Operations

I understand that the three fundamental binary operations are the Boolean Operators, AND, OR and NOT. All other functions are built up from these three fundamentals.

This was a bit of a surprise to me when I first came across it. Then I realised that it is similar to the situation in decimal arithmetic. If you can add and subtract single digits you can build up to all arithmetic functions. Adding many digit numbers is done by breaking it down to single digit adds; Multiplication is multiple additions; raising to a power is multiple multiplications etc.

However I have never seen it stated that the basic operations are ADD and SUBTRACT. Why three for binary and apparently two for decimal? Is there not a formal statement of equivalence between the fundamental operations in an arithmetic of base M and one of base N?

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
direct.X binary compressor Spellir74 Software Problems and Useful Utilities 0 02-02-2010 10:03 AM
Seeking a simple program ~ text to binary converter Hawksey Software Problems and Useful Utilities 0 02-22-2008 04:19 AM
illegal operations jane2004 Windows 95/98/ME 0 06-27-2004 05:55 PM
Illegal Operations MollyCule Software Problems and Useful Utilities 0 01-10-2004 08:17 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 2.3.2 © 2005, Crawlability, Inc.