A Level Computer Science: Floating point numbers
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Compatible with the following examination boards
Floating point numbers
Any decimal number can be written in the form of a number multiplied by a power of 10. For example: 1234=0.1234 ×104 and 12.34567=0.1234567 ×102. In 1234=0.1234 ×104, the number 0.1234 is mantissa or coefficient, and the number 4 is the exponent.
This technique is used to represent binary numbers.
This A Level Computer Science module introduces floating point numbers to your students, explaining:
- Representing numbers with decimal points in binary
- Floating-point binary representation
- Improving precision when representing floating-point numbers
- Arithmetic operations
More Data types, data structures and algorithms Modules
Floating point numbers is one lesson in our Data types, data structures and algorithms module. The other theory lessons can be found below: