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Data and Logic
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Here's where you will find materials and links for data, logic, algorithms...
Topic 1: Attacking algorithms
Attacking Algorithms is our introduction to how algorithms, data and pseudocode are represented. It introduces quite a lot of new concepts, take it slowly, make sure you understand it all. This stuff is important!
Topic 2: Boolean Logic
Logic Gates and Boolean Algebra (nothing to do with Bill Gates!) is a biggie, handling the fundamentals of logic and the essential logic mechanisms that make-up the innermost working of the processor. Heavy but critical, again take it slowly, make sure you understand it all. This stuff is important! For the true geeks among you, we've also included an extension task AS-Level exercise.
- Challenge Is a task from the middle of the presentation. You'll find it lot easier to get your head around this if you print it out, follow the hints, and work in pencil, with a rubber handy. Have fun!
- The Half Adder No, this isn't some disected snake (although we will be ripping into Python programming at some point!). This is a logic exercise which helps you to understand one of the most fundamental parts of the inner-core of the processor. Heavy.
- The Half Adder Answer Sheet Pretty Please - have a good try to work this out before you look at the answers. This is an important concept to understand.
- AS-Level Boolean Worksheet This is the "extension task" challenge to the nerdy, the brainy, the gifted, and those who just think this kind of mathsy stuff is fun. It's taken from an AS-Level course. Nail this, and you're on the way to top grades.
Starting to get into some juicy pseudocode, this topic is on its way
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