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What is a transistor in computer electronics? What does it mean to a programmer to say bits being represented as circuit

What does it mean to a programmer when you say that bits can easily be represented as circuits? What does one take away from that?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The only important thing about a transistor in this context is that it is a tiny electronic device that can be wired to be turned "on" or "off" electronically. So in this sense its much like a light switch. This makes it ideal for use in a circuit to represent 1 bit of information.