Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU): Definition, Design & Function


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What does ALU stand for?

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1. What does a computer use to store binary numbers?

2. What is a logic gate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you will be quizzed about what 'ALU' means, as well as about the role of transistors, gates, and binary numbers in the processing of information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on topics such as the following:

  • What ALU stands for
  • How a computer stores binary numbers
  • Logic gates
  • How 3 is represented in a computer
  • Transistor switches

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ALUs
  • Making connections - understand the role of ALUs in the performance of arithmetic and logic operations
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main components, such as transistors and gates

Additional Learning

For further details, reviewing the accompanying lesson called Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU): Definition, Design & Function. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The role of the ALU in computer processing
  • The differences between NOT, OR, AND, and XOR logic gates
  • How logic gates make it possible to perform arithmetic operations