created: 07/04/01; audio: 01/04/04; small changes: 09/21/09; revised 07/25/15
machine instructions contain data as part of the instruction.
This data is an immediate operand.
instruction used in the previous chapter contains an immediate operand.
With a bitwise logic operation two bit patterns are "lined up" and then an operation such as OR or AND is performed between pairs of bits.
$0as a Load Instruction.
Could a 32-bit MIPS instruction have room for a 16-bit two's complement integer?