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Module 1/Lesson 1

Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
Arithmetic/ logic unit (ALU) Section of central processing unit that performs arithmetic computations and logical operations.
Binary Machine language that is made up of only 0s and 1s.
Bit A single zero or a single one in machine language.
BIOS ROM A type of computer chip where instructions for starting up the computer are stored.
Byte A single character in computer language; eight bits are equal to one byte.
Central processing unit Microprocessor that is the brains of the computer.
Circuit board Thin plate or board that contains electronic components.
Computer An electronic device that receives data(input), processes data, stores data, and produces a result(output).
Control unit Coordinates all of the processsor's activities.
Data Text, numbers, sound, images, or video.
Duel-core processor A single chip that contains two separate processors.
Embedded computers Perform specific tasks and can be found in a range of devices such as a digital watch or an mp3 player.
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