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  • 1 hour of on-demand video

  • Downloadable resources and exercises

  • Full lifetime access

  • Access on mobile and desktop

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This short course expands the ideas behind Bitshift operations. In 1 hour you'll understand the math behind shifting bits right and left, and learn when and how to use them in your code. Enrol now and understand the mechanics of bitshifting and how it can help you as a programmer.
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Course Content

  • 1
    Introduction and Motivations
    • Introduction and Learning Outcomes
  • 2
    Base System Multiplication and Division
    • Numbers and Positional Notation
    • Multiplication and Division in Base 10
    • Multiplication and Division in Base 2
  • 3
    Bitshift in Context
    • Processor Instructions
    • Code Example
    • Wolfenstein 3D Source Code (Download)
    • Arithmetic and Logical Shifts
  • 4
    • Relevance and Applications of Bitshifting
  • 5
    Moving Forward
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  • Gustavo Pezzi

    Senior Lecturer

    Gustavo Pezzi

    Gustavo teaches computer science and mathematics at BPP University, London. He studies how teaching game programming can help enhance awareness and understanding of basic mathematics and physics. He is also a professional software engineer with more than 10 years of experience, with an industry background in 3D systems, games, systems, databases, and data analysis. His academic path includes institutions such as Pittsburg State University, City University of London, and University of Oxford.