784 Electronic Definition or Meaning for floating point notation

Definition for floating point notation


What is floating point notation in electronics?
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floating point notation
is a form of notation in wliich niiiiibers are expressed as a fractional value
(mantissa) followed by an integer expoiient of the base. This increases the range
of ntimbers which can be represciited. (iciierally the advantage of the extra
range available when working in floatingpoint notation is gained at the expense
of processing tinic and precision.

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