What is the role of Binary Number System in Computer or Digital System

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If you interested to learn and explore about binary system, then this article is made for you.

A computer is a digital or an electronic device made with different electronic parts and software, which perform the operation in accordance with set of instructions or computer program.

Binary codes are playing an important role in computer operations. Binary codes can be formulated for any set of discrete elements such as the musical notes and chess pieces and their positions on the chessboard.

Binary codes are also used to formulate instructions that specify control information for the computer.

Don’t worry, if you don’t have enough idea/ knowledge about binary number system and what is the role of binary in computer or a digital system.  

In this article, I will give you complete information about binary number system and its role in computer or a digital system.

Ok, let’s dive in.  

What is Number System ?

A number system is a system in which we study different types of number, their relationship and rules govern in them is called as number system. Numbers are represented by a string of symbols those are called digits.

To write a number, we put digits from right to left at the places designated as units.

What are the different types of number systems ?

There are a variety of different number systems i.e. 1) Decimal Number System, 2) Binary Number System, 3) Octal Number System and 4) Hexadecimal Number Systems are used in conjunction with programmable logic devices.

What is Binary ?

Binary means base 2 (the prefix bi) system. The digits that can be used to count in binary number system are 0 and 1.  

The 0,1 used in the binary system are called binary digits (bits). The bit is the smallest piece of information that can be stored in a computer.

What are the different termology in Binary Number System ?

To represent larger numbers, we have to group series of bits and to accomplish it we use different terminology. Different groupings and terminology inn binary number system are Bits, Nibble, Byte, KB, MB, GB, TB,PB, EB, ZB,YB etc.

  • Bit : Bit stands for Binary Digit which is two digits i.e. 0 & 1.
  • Nibble : A nibble is a group of four bits.
  • Byte : A byte is a group of eight bits.
  • KB : KB stands for Kilo Byte, 1 KB = 1024 Bytes.
  • MB: MB stands for Mega Byte, 1 MB = 1024 Kilo Bytes.
  • GB: GB stands for Giga Byte, 1 GB =1024 Mega Bytes.
  • TB : TB stands for Tera Byte, 1 TB = 1024 Giga Bytes.
  • PB: PB stands for Peta Byte, 1 TB = 1024 Tera Bytes.
  • EB: EB stands for Exa Byte, 1 TB = 1024 Peta Bytes.
  • ZB: ZB stands for Zetta Byte, 1 TB = 1024 Exa Bytes.
  • YB: YB stands for Yotta Byte, 1 TB = 1024 Zetta Bytes.

What is the role of Binary in Computer or a Digital System ?

In the electrical world, two state devices such as a transistor operating in a switching mode are, and it is for this reason that the binary number system is of great importance to the digital engineer.

A digital machine I inherently binary in nature, and its numerical calculations are executed using a binary number system.

How to convert Binary to Decimal numbers ?

Normally humans are being used decimal number system to perform arithmetic and numerical operations i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

As computer and digital system understand only binary system, we need to familiar with its conversion rule.

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Satyajit Nath

Satyajit is graduate in Information Technology and MS in Computer Science from the Manipal University, is also founder of SatyajitBlogs, Tazahindi and many other online ventures. He loves to writing about tech topics, like computer science, web designing, programming, computer architecture & blogging.

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