A practical introduction to fundamentals of computer arithmetic
Computer arithmetic is one of the foundations of computer science and engineering. Designed as both a practical reference for engineers and computer scientists and an introductory text for students of electrical engineering and the computer and mathematical sciences, Arithmetic and Logic in Computer Systems describes the various algorithms and implementations in computer arithmetic and explains the fundamental principles that guide them.
Focusing on promoting an understanding of the concepts, Professor Mi Lu addresses:
- Number representations, including the Conventional Radix and
- Signed-Digit Number Systems as well as Floating Point, Residue, and Logarithmic Number Systems
- Ripple Carry Adders and high-speed adders
- Sequential multiplication, parallel multiplication, sequential division, and fast array dividers
- Floating point operations, Residue Number operations, and operations through logarithms
To assist the reader, alternative methods are examined and thorough explanations of the material are supplied, along with discussions of the reasoning behind the theory. Ample examples and problems help the reader master the concepts.
About the Author
Mi Lu received her MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Rice University, Houston. She joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University in 1987 and is currently a professor. Her research interests include computer arithmetic, parallel computing, parallel computer architectures, VLSI algorithms, and computer networks. She has published over one hundred technical papers, and has served as associate editor of the Journal of Computing and Information and the Information Sciences Journal. She was conference chairperson of the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh International Conferences on Computer Science and Informatics. She served on the panel of the National Science Foundation, the panel of the IEEE Workshop on Imprecise and Approximate Computation, and many conference program committees. She is the chairperson of sixty research advisory committees for masters and doctoral students. Dr. Lu is a registered professional engineer and a senior member of the IEEE. She has been recognized in Who’s Who in America.